ELMWOOD PARK - Those who had no choice but to go out in the heat today struggled to stay cool as temperatures climbed into the 90s.

In Elmwood Park, many headed to the town's recently renovated water park to play in the cool water.

Dean Ratajczak, of Twin Lakes Garage, advises drivers to have their air conditioning, battery and radiator checked before hitting the road in the heat. Ratajczak tells News 12 New Jersey many drivers don't do that because of the turn that the economy has taken.