Summer is almost here, and that means that the time for long relaxed drives is also nearly upon us. If you want to stay cool and comfortable in your car while you are driving to the beach or embarking on your first-ever road trip or even just commuting to work this summer, here’s what you need to know.
Ensure your air conditioning system is working
When it comes to keeping cool in your car, your A/C system is the most important tool you have. When it is working correctly, it will deliver you with tons of fresh, cool air to keep you comfortable. That’s why, before summer comes along, it might be worth having your A/C checked and getting a car A/C repair done if there is anything wrong with your unit. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a stuffy car with no cool air available to you, after all!
Keep your car out of the sun
It’s obvious, but if you can keep your car out of the sun when you aren’t using it, then it will not be as hot when you do want to go for a ride. If you have a garage, make a point of parking inside and staying off the hot street, and summer as a driver will be a whole lot cooler for you.
Use as sunshade
If you do not have anywhere you can park your car off the street and out of the sun, then using a sunshade is a good alternative. Simply place it over the interior windscreen and it will block the sun from getting in and heating up your car quite as much as it usually does.
Park under trees
Parking under trees is also a good way to get some additional cover from the elements. The more shade you have, the less hot your car will get. But, just remember that if you park under a tree and get lots of bird mess on your car, you will need to clean it off as soon as possible to avoid erosion.
Tint the windows
Tinted windows will not let as much sunlight get into the car’s interior, which means they can help to cool the vehicle to some extent. So, if you would be happy to have your windows tinted, it is just another tool in your arsenal., Just make sure any window tints are legal where you are at.
Cover leather seats
Leather seats may look and feel great when it is cooler, but when it is hot, they can become a sticky, sweaty mess, not to mention pretty hot to the touch. Luckily, there’s a really easy fix for this one – simply cover your leather seats with blankets, or even better, cotton seat covers and you will be able to bring the temperature down a bit.
Keeping cool in your car is totally possible and these quick tips will help you to do just that. So, what are you waiting for? Tie to enjoy this summer on the road.