ANCHOR LEAD: With Labor Day quickly approaching, families all across the country are trying to get in one last summer road trip. Brian Osuch has more on how you can prepare for the road that lies ahead. (:60)
SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. AAA estimates roughly 28-million Americans will be traveling by vehicle this coming weekend. And AAA’s Robert Sinclair says they receive many calls, and drivers need to be prepared for the road ahead of them.
CUT: (Sinclair) By far the number one item was for a dead battery. So, before hitting the road make sure your battery is in good shape. And if the battery if four or five years old, you might want to think about replacing it.
SCRIPT: And how can drivers road-ready?
CUT: (Sinclair) The number one item that you should have is not a tool at all, but a cell phone. Jumper cables are very important, some basic tools… flathead, Phillips screw driver, pliers, wire cutters, flashlight with extra batteries, gloves, a first aid kit.
SCRIPT: Despite the recent spike in prices at the pump, GM’s James Bell says there is a way to conserve gas.
CUT: (Bell) We Americans are terrible at monitoring the pressure in tires, and that can have two big impacts. Number one, from a safety perspective… and secondly, is from a fuel efficiency perspective. If a tire is under inflated it can create more rolling resistance and you’re going to be losing MPG.
SCRIPT: For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That’s Zero to Sixty from GM.
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