Ah, summer. A time of road trips and road rage, swimming and sweating — a time that also brings some of the most grueling driving conditions of the year. High temperatures, stop-and-go traffic, oversized loads and extended use of air conditioning all conspire to put a serious burden on your vehicle.

Just because harsh elements and an active lifestyle are seemingly working together to put your trusty wheels in the local repair shop, it doesn't have to happen. With a little TLC your car or truck can handle the dog days no sweat. Here are our recommendations for the 10 must-do services that will help keep your auto on the road this summer, instead of being stuck beside it.