How To Keep Your Car Cool During The Summer Heat

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With the wonderful beach heat in full swing, everyone wants to get outside while also finding ways to stay cool. Make sure you keep your vehicle in mind when it comes to the summer heat. Excessive amounts of heat can be damaging to your car, so we have some tips on how to keep your car cool this summer.


Parking in the shade may seem like an obvious choice in the summertime, but what if there are no spots in the shade? Sometimes you can find some shaded parking further away, or you can purchase a sunshade to keep as much heat outside of the car as possible. This small tip could help you prolong the lifetime of your car.


Windows have many options for keeping your vehicle cool. Like the sunshades above, keeping window shades in your car is a great way to block out heat. No one can guarantee shaded cover after all. These window shades can also be custom-made to fit your car windows depending on where you purchase them. Tinting your vehicle windows is also a good choice. Local dealerships and autobody shops can help you install this for UV protection.

If you need a quick and costless fix, leave your car windows open slightly. When windows are closed, they trap the hot air inside making the car feel like an oven the next time you open the door. Keeping your windows slightly open can help some of the hot air escape. When cracking your windows open, make sure they aren’t open too much to where someone could reach in the car, and always check to make sure rain is not in the forecast.

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Keep Your Possessions Out of the Sun

If you have possessions in your cars such as tapes, CDs, delicate items, or plastic that you don’t want to get damaged, you should keep them stored in a shady and cool place that is out of the path of direct sunlight. Storing these objects under the seats or throwing a blanket over them can help keep these items out of the sun. You can even use the trunk of your car!

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