RICHMOND, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — It’s going to be a busy summer on Virginia’s roads and AAA is encouraging motorists to take preventative measures to make sure they don’t get stranded.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says nearly 923,340 Virginians are expected to take road trips during the summer months.

And the auto club estimates it’ll come to the rescue of more than 122,000 in Virginia between Memorial Day and Labor Day. About 25 percent of those calls are expected to be car battery related and about 14 percent are estimated to be tire-related problems.

The group says three maintenance tasks will help reduce the chances of becoming stranded, improve the safety and even save a little money. Those are: inspect all tires, including the spare tire; check and clean the car battery; and replace wiper blades and refill washer fluid.

AAA made headlines earlier in the week when they revealed D.C. was generating a record amount of revenue from traffic cameras.

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