Tips to Keep Your Car Cool in the Summer
Surviving the scorching summer sun is a huge task, even when you have a vehicle at your disposal. Sometimes, owning a car isn’t enough to stay away from the intense summer heat. When the sun heats up your car, making it unbearable for you to travel, here are a few tips and tricks you can keep in mind to beat the heat.
Shades and Curtains
Sun shades and curtains are accessories that can be put up on all windows, including the windshield, in order to protect the car’s interior from heating up under the sun. Curtains can be attached to the back seat windows for a more comfortable ride, whereas foldable sun shades can cover the windshields when the car is stationary and under the sun.
Service the A/C
It is important to take care of the inner workings of your car as well, especially when it comes to the sweltering heat during the summer. If the A/C is not serviced, it can result in overheating and create defects in the system if the filter is clogged with dirt or if the refrigerant is too low. It is thus advisable to get your A/C serviced during the summer or in advance.
Cover the Steering Wheel
When your car is parked in the sun without any shade, you can cover the steering wheel, gear knob, handbrake and safety buckles with hand towels in order to prevent your hands from getting burnt the moment you get back. The vinyl that covers these parts of the car has the tendency of overheating when exposed to direct sunlight. When you get back into the car, it is sometimes nearly impossible for you to operate the steering wheel. This is why it is wise to keep it covered with a cloth so that the heat is absorbed and all you need to do is take the cloth away, putting it aside for later.
Crack the Windows
If you have no option but to keep your car parked in an area where there is no shade, you don’t have to live in fear of the interior heating up too much with just a simple trick. All you need to do is crack your windows a little to let some air move in and out of the car when it’s stationary for a long time. This will ensure that your car doesn’t overheat and is well ventilated.
Window visors are not just effective in wind and rain but are also great for summer. The tinted acrylic visors prevent direct sunlight from coming into contact with the windows and ultimately the interior of the car. They prove to be effective when the windows are open, preventing the harsh rays of direct sun and are even effective when it comes to parking your car under the hot sun, coupled with sunshades ensuring further protection.
These are a few simple tips that you can incorporate for your car to remain cool throughout the summer season!