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Beat the Heat: Tips for Keeping Your Vehicle Cool

Beat the Heat: Tips for Keeping Your Vehicle Cool

Have you ever gotten into your vehicle after it's been parked outside in a hot summer day and experienced an overwhelming heat? Let's face it, we all have! Here are some of our best tips to help you beat the heat this summer.

1. Shade

When parking in an area long term, parking in the shade will drastically keep your vehicle's temperature down. The sun is constantly moving so when parking at work, school, etc. in the morning, try to find a parking spot that you knw will have the least amount of sun exposure. If you are parking somewhere with no shade, park your vehicle facing north. Facing north will limit the amount of direct sunlight on your front seats and steering wheel.

2. Crack a window

When leaving your vehicle on a hot day, keep your windows open just a crack. This will allow air to circulate through your vehicle throughout the day. By a crack, we mean a crack! Don't keep your windows open enough for someone to break in. You should only leave your vehicle open enough for air to get into your vehicle, not a car thief.

3. Cover up

Another tip is to cover up your seat and windshields to avoid heat. Have you ever got into your car an immediately felt like your legs, back, and shoulders were melting off? By placing a towel or blanket over your seat and removing it before you get in will help reduce the amount of heat that is soaked into your seat. Another tip, is to put sun shades or reflectors in the front and back windshields to help stop sun exposure on the inside of your vehicle. These won't stop the heat from getting in, but they will definitely slow down the process.

4. Quick cooldown

Sometimes, there is no avoiding the heat.  When getting into your vehicle on a hot summer day, don't blast the air conditioning right away. Instead, turn on only the vents that point at your feet and open your windows all the way. By having the cold air blast out of the lower vents, will force the hot air to rise faster and move out of the open windows in your vehicle.

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