That’s right Summer is not over yet, with the rising temperatures this week I thought it would be helpful to share a few tips to help you stay cool in your vehicle.
Here are 3 things you need to be doing this Summer:
1.- Find a Parking Spot with Shade
I’m sure you have left your vehicle for a long time in the sun, and when you try to get it everything is hot, the seats, the wheel, even the arm rest! We have all done it, but is it good for your car? It its Not. You wont notice the difference in a short term but long term you will notice that fabric will start to crack, paint will start to chip or fade, and it lowers the value of your vehicle. Instead take your time and find a shaded spot, look out for trees, buildings, or parking structures if available. Now lets say you can’t find a shaded spot at Walmart and its noon right where the sun is above you. What do you do? Well glass windows insulate heat inside, so it’s important to get the hot air out. Better yet, allow hot air to escape by leaving the windows slightly open while parked. Slightly now, the opening should be less than the width of a person’s arm so no one can get into your car.
2.- Use a Sun Shade
Purchasing a sun shade, or a UV heat shield, is a great investment for those who can’t escape parking outdoors on hot days. Not only do they reduce interior temperature, but sun shades protect the car’s interior from harmful sun rays that penetrate windshields.
3.- Use Your Bottom Vents
Lets continue the scenario from tip 1, You get back in your car that’s been parked outside for a long time, what do most people do? They either blast the AC on or open all windows. I’m not saying those actions are incorrect but there are better ways to clear out the hot air inside.
First thing you should do is to turn the knob to fresh air then turn your AC on BUT turn the knob so the bottom vents work only, as hot air rises it will push air upwards, and of course open your windows to release that air into the atmosphere. Wait a few minutes then close the windows, turn the fresh air knob to circulating mode, then adjust your AC to keep you cool.