The heat of summer can make it downright miserable to climb into a hot car. Just opening the door can send a whoosh of hot air to make you uncomfortable let alone burns from metal interiors after you get inside. Find 5 tips for keeping your car interiors cool on a hot day below.
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5 Tips For Keeping Your Car Interior Cool On A Hot Day
Park In The Shade
Whether it’s within the confines of a parking garage or under the shade of a tree in an open parking lot, parking somewhere where the sun isn’t shining into your vehicle’s interior will help to keep things much cooler.
Invest In A Sunshade
If parking in the shade is not an option, using a sunshade to block the sun from entering your windows is the next best thing. The most common sunshades are made for your windshield though they are also available for side and rear windows too.
Use Automatic Climate Control
If your vehicle is outfitted with an automatic climate control system, it’s best to keep it on rather than turning it off and blasting the A/C. Automatic climate control is sophisticated and will adjust a variety of your vehicle’s systems to get your car to the right temp as fast as possible.
Keep Your Windows Rolled Up
While opening the windows and blasting the air seems like a good strategy, it has been proven less effective than just keeping everything rolled up. When the window is down, both the hot and cold air is escaping making it take longer to gets things to the right temp.
While keeping your windows rolled up will make a small difference in the time it takes to cool things down, practically nothing makes a larger difference than driving vs staying still. The air conditioning system won’t work as well when parked, so start up the engine and head out right away rather than wait for things to cool off – unless you are using a remote start system.
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