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Keeping Your Car Cool

The summertime is a great time to be a driver. The roads aren’t icy, snowy or wet like they are in winter. Our cars aren’t ice boxes when we get into them in the morning. And we can drive the window down. Yes, the summer and the sun it proves makes for a great driving experience. It does, however, have one downside: our cars get really, really hot. But you can stop your car from turning into an oven by following the car cooling advice below.

Keeping Your Car Cool

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Pay attention to the windows

The windows of your car, of course, act as the gateway for the heat of the sun’s rays. In fact, they let a massive 90% of them in each day; of course, this means the hotter the day the worse it will be. So, you need to pay attention to your windows. More to the point, you need to make changes or made additions to them that will stop them letting in the sun so easily. This could mean going all out and having your windows professionally tinted with 3M tint to comprehensively stop the ray’s of the sun. Or it could mean simply using a sunshade or window visor to block them. Depending on how important you deem cooling your car to be, there are options for you to take.

And when you take whatever course of action you decided to go with you will also stop the sun’s UV rays from negatively affecting your car. This could then result in your car remains in better shape and healthily for longer, and then ultimately lasting longer.

Pay attention to where you park

Whenever it is possible for you to do so, try to park in an area that is completely shaded. Yes, this may be easier said than done. But, if you truly want to keep your car cool then you need to do it as parking in the shade is singlehandedly the best way to avoid your car becoming an oven. So, if you know your car is going to be parked up for an extended period of time, and it is a hot day, then consider going out of your way to find a shaded parking spot — even if it means you having to park up further away from your destination than you would ideally like to and then walking to it. By doing so, you’ll be able to reap in the benefits of having a cool car to enter back into when it comes to driving home later in the day.

Pay attention to the insides of your car

You can’t just pay attention to your car’s windows and where you park you car if you truly want to keep it cool, however. No, you also need to pay attention to the insides of your car, too. This means you should consider throwing blankets over your seats on exceedingly hot days. This means covering your steering wheel with a small towel so it doesn’t overheat and burn your hand when you use it later in the day. This means using an upholstered or fabric dash cover. And it could even mean purchasing a solar-powered fan.

We often make adjustments to our cars and the way we drive in the wintertime, as we should because of how dangerous a time it is for driving.. But, we don’t also do the same thing in the summer, which then results in our cars becoming glorified ovens.

If you don’t want your car to become an oven this summer, then make sure to take heed of the advice above!



San Antonio native Brenton Nallie is a car enthusiast who enjoys writing about different truck gadgets.


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