How to Keep Your Car Cool

Most drivers don’t enjoy driving in intense temperatures. Getting into a hot sweltering car can feel like you are being roasted. Let’s stay cool this summer by being ready for whatever the summer heat throws at you. The crew over at SouthTowne Motors have a few tips and tricks up their sleeve to share with you.

Make shade your best friend as well as purchasing a window visor. By parking in shady areas, you will greatly reduce the amount of heat that builds up in your car. When it is 90 degrees outside, your car’s internal temperature can reach 109 within just minutes. It only gets hotter in just under ten minutes so imagine the inside of your car reaching 138 degrees. You can help avoid this issue by blocking direct sunlight and using your window visor. If you left your window visor at home or just can’t find a shaded spot, a great tip is to try parking your car’s front away from oncoming sun. This means your front seats along with steering wheel will stay protected from the sun.

These next two go hand in hand. Purchase a small solar powered fan along with slightly cracking your windows. This doesn’t mean leave your windows all the way down, just slightly cracked. Check to make sure your own arm can’t fit through the crack. Making a small crack is enough to promote better ventilation to cool your car off. Cracked windows along with a mini solar fan will keep your car cool even in the hottest of summer days.

Open your doors before you get in and vent the hot air out. Don’t just go jumping into a scorching hot car. Especially if your car has been sitting in extreme temperatures for a long period of time. Let the vehicle air out a moment to allow cool air to enter and hot air to exit. It’s also a good idea to invest in tinted windows to keep out the sun. Window tints will help reflect the sun’s UV rays and keep your car cooler. Just be mindful of state laws and regulations. Check your local DMV before tinting your cars windows. Stay cool this summer with these handy pieces of advice from your local Newnan car dealer.

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