Keep Your Car Cool During the Summer: 5 Tips to Beat the Heat

Scorching heat is the signal that summer has officially started. Summer means spontaneous trips to the beach. It also means long trips to a promising vacation destination. What most people don’t think of is how hot the interior of their car can get. During summer, the average temperature can range from 81.1 degrees Fahrenheit (27.3 degrees Celsius) to a low of 52.3 °F (11.3 °C). The rising temperature means that it heats the car’s interior at dangerous levels. If hot air gets trapped inside a locked vehicle the temperature inside is hotter. Do not leave children or pets inside a parked car in the heat of the summer sun. 

Here are a few tips on how to cool your car:

Open the doors and windows

A closed car locks all the hot air inside. By opening all windows and doors will let the hot air out and get the cooler air get in. Turning the air-condition on will cool the car faster.

Turn the A/C up

Blast the car with cold air by turning a/c to the max to push out the heat. Blowing cold air will speed up the cooling process.

Fanning the door

This by far is the fastest as it immediately releases hot air and cools it down. To do this, you need to push the door toward the car, stopping short of actually closing. Repeat several times until you feel that the interior is getting cooler.

Park in the shade

By parking in shaded areas and using windshield sunscreen. These will help in ensuring the car doesn’t heat very much. Parking the car in direct sunlight will lock the heat inside the vehicle.

Tint your windows

Getting your car’s windows tinted will help keep your vehicle cool by blocking the sun. Tinted windows also protect your car’s interior.