Let’s beat the heat. We all love summer, but let’s not have that scorching sun become too dangerous in our vehicles. Depending on how warm, sunny or humid it is outside, the inside of a vehicle can on average be up to nearly 20 to 30 degrees warmer than that of the air outside. The interior of your car will trap the warm air and continue to heat it especially when sealed up tight. It is widely known that it is highly dangerous to leave children or animals in hot cars. So never do this. However, if you simply want your car cooled quickly after a long hard day at work there are ways to keep your car cool on those hot summer days and indefinitely beat the heat.
Turn Your Car Around
It is not always possible to park in the shade but you can always turn your car around so that most of the sunlight will go into the back of your car to keep you from touching a hot steering wheel or seat when you get into your car.
Park In the Shade
If possible park your car so that it will be in the shade or in a parking garage, especially for the warmest part of the day.
Move Your Car Throughout the Day
If you work at a job that allows it, you can always move your car during the day to ensure it is always in the shade or run the AC for a bit to help keep your car cool and beat the heat of summer.
Cover Your Windows
You can invest in some shade covers for your car’s windows or even make your own out of some old cardboard or boxes. Any way to block out the sun is sure to keep your car’s interior cooler.
Put Those Wet Beach Towels to Good Use
Throwing some wet beach towels over your seats will help absorb and beat the heat in your vehicle and dry your towels at the same time!
Create Some Air Ventilation
This can be achieved by leaving at least two windows open a crack or opening vents to ensure circulation. If your car has a sun roof you can also tilt your sun roof to allow some air to circulate. Just be sure that you don’t leave them open wide enough to allow any rain to get into your vehicle.
Invest In a Cooling Seat Cover
There are many varieties of gel or crystal infused, cooling seat covers available. These may be great option, especially for car with leather seats, as they form a barrier of cooling gel between you and the hot leather.
Invest In Window Tinting
Whether you take your car in for someone to put the tint on or do the job yourself, tinting your vehicle windows is a good way to keep the interior of it much cooler. You may need to do a bit of research as state laws may mandate how dark of a tint that you can use.
Blast that AC or Invest in a Remote Start
When all else fails and if your car is equipped with air conditioning you can always blast the AC as soon as you get into your car. If your car has the re-circulate feature you can also enable this to cool down your car faster.
Another option is to invest in a remote start. This will allow you with the push of a button to start your car before you enter (ranging anywhere from 1 mile to 1500 feet). That cool AC will be blasting off before you jump into your hot beast. You can visit Vipor.com or Google remote start to shop online for options to fit your budget.
Buy a Car with Air Conditioned Seats
This may be a bit of a pricier option but if you are already in the market for a luxury car this may be an excellent option to look for.
Author: Theresa McNeil