Fact or fiction: Car tires melt in extreme heat? .... If you said fiction, give yourself a star.
And what about this one: Very high temperatures can cause tire pressure to increase so much it can cause your tire to explode? .... That's a fact.
While we're used to being continually hot in the South during the summer months, this year's unprecedented temperatures have brought new meaning to "hot."
And that brings up potential situations you should be aware of regarding driving in extreme heat that you haven't really had reason to be concerned about in the past.
Here are 7 must-know facts to help you remain safe while driving in this summer's sweltering sun: