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7 Tips for Keeping Your Car Cool in the Summer

For car owners who don't enjoy the intense summer temperatures, getting into an automobile that has been parked in steaming weather can be wildly unpleasant. Keep yourself cool and use some of these suggestions to keep your vehicle cooler when it's parked.

 

  1. Put a hand towel over the steering wheel and throw blankets over your seats: Applying a small towel over the steering wheel will assist in keeping the contact temperature of the steering wheel down. If your vehicle has leather or vinyl seats, you're aware just how hot they become when exposed to high temperatures and sunlight. Throw blankets over them to keep them cool.

  2. Park in a shady area: It's wise to park in a shady area if you're sensitive to the heat. If you need to be out of the car for a period, it's worth it to find the shade even if you have to walk a little further. The payoff is returning to a comfortable vehicle.

  3. Use a window visor or sunshade: This is an effective way of keeping your car cool and an easy option to counteract the hot temperatures of the summer season. Put on a window visor or sunshade whenever you leave the car for a period. You can also apply the sunshade to the back window to keep it cooler for more extended periods of time.

  4. Put on a dash cover: Your car's interior can feel much more comfortable by using an upholstered or fabric dash cover. Not needing to touch hot vinyl surfaces will help you feel much less overwhelmed by the heat. These covers can also protect the vinyl from damage caused by the hot weather that can lead to fading and cracking.

  5. Use a garage: If you have the option, park in a garage. If you're sensitive to that heat, the price to pay to keep your car in a parking garage will be worth it.

  6. Slightly crack the windows: It's not in your best interest to leave your window all the way down. However, leaving them slightly cracked will keep the vehicle cooler. Even a small crack will help ventilation and assist in keeping your vehicle feeling more pleasant.

  7. Use a solar-powered fan: A solar-powered fan will cool your car even during even the steamiest summer days. They expel hot air from your vehicle by making constant air circulation which results in lower temperatures.

 

The team at Complete Automotive is happy to give you more suggestions to keep your car cool during the summer months. We pride ourselves on being the leader in the automotive industry due to our expert car service repairs and outstanding customer service. Our knowledgeable technicians are the best in the industry and have you covered. Please contact us with any questions. We are located at 2238 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802.

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