Tips to Keep Your Car Cool This Summer
Added: 22 May 2018
We’ve all been there when you open the door of your car and get blasted by the searing heat of a long hot summer’s day. Such a situation can make you resent the otherwise pleasant and rare summer weather– so keep your car cool throughout the summer with these top tips from the Agnew Group.
Park Your Car in a Shaded Location
If you’re planning on spending an extended period of time somewhere then leaving your car parked in a shaded area is one of the best things you can do to prevent coming back to scorching heat. It’s also worth considering parking further away if there isn’t a shaded spot for you to park in that’s close to your destination.
Have a Sun Shade in Your Car at All Times
Having a windscreen sun shade stashed away in your car at all times throughout the summer is a tried and tested method that can be a savior. Apply it to your windscreen whenever you leave your car for more than a few minutes and it will help to deflect the heat coming down on your car. Using a rear windscreen sun shade will double the effects and also side window shades are good for protecting children from the heat when you’re out on the road.
Keep Your Windows Open Slightly
Now while we don’t advise you leave your windows fully open so any one walking past can enter your car, we do advise that you leave them slightly cracked open – just enough to allow ventilation but not enough to fit your arm through. Doing this will significantly reduce the hot air from the inside of the car when you come to sit in it after doing whatever it is you’ve been doing.
Cover Your Seats and Surfaces
When exposed to the sun for long periods of time your car seats and surfaces can absorb a huge amount of high temperature making them dangerously hot to sit on or touch. To prevent this from happening you should throw a blanket over them, this will reduce the heat they absorb and then once you’re done with them you can just throw them in the back or boot of your car.
Don't Leave Your Possessions Exposed
Now this one isn’t really a tip to keep your car cool but it is an essential one to think about when the sun is booming down on your car. Leaving your possessions scattered around your car is a normal thing to do for most people throughout the year but when it’s summer these possessions risk getting melted when in the path of direct sunlight - try to remember to store them in your glove box or under the seats!
If you’d like to find out more about any of the advice given in this blog then you can speak to one of our expert advisors using our online contact form here.