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5 Ways to Keep Your Car Cool This Summer

Kent Lansing
Thursday, Jun 04

We’re rapidly approaching summer temperatures and with that, scorching hot seats and seat belt clips. Here are some tips to help you ‘bring the heat’ in managing the heat.

Throw Blankets Over Your Seats

For vehicles with vinyl or leather seats, save yourself from adding to the swear jar by tossing some blankets over your seat to keep them cool. Absorbing some of the heat from the sun, your seats will be much more comfortable when you’re ready to hit the road again.

 

Sunshades and Window Visors

There’s a reason people have been using sunshades for decades. They work. Found on Amazon for as little as $15 dollars, this is one of the most effective ways to keep your car cool during the summer months.

 

Cover Your Steering Wheel

Similarly to covering your seats, covering your steering wheel with a cloth towel can go a long way in keeping the temperature manageable. An uncomfortably hot steering wheel can often be a distraction while driving and increase the risk of an accident occurring. 

 

Park In a Garage or Shaded Area

Whenever possible, it is best to park in a naturally shaded area or in a parking garage. Not only for your personal comfort but also for the longevity of your windshield. Similar to pouring hot water on ice cubes, our natural tendency to immediately crank the AC can cause extra strain on windshield integrity.

 

Leave Your Windows Cracked

When all other options are unavailable, leaving your windows slightly cracked can work wonders for your interior temperature. Allowing some airflow during the heat of the day will help prevent your car from becoming an unintended DIY sauna.