I recently returned from a rather long road trip with a friend of mine. She took the plunge and made the move to California. L.A. to be exact. We drove her car from Illinois, down through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. The heat wasn't too friendly on her vehicle, and we almost got stranded in the middle of sandy nowhere. Thankfully, the 98 degree weather didn't completely destroy her engine and we made it to the misty coast.