We Texans are all too familiar with the melt-your-socks-off temperatures that occur in our cars during the summer. When parked in a parking lot or even garage, inside car temperatures can easily soar over 100 degrees. But if you’ve been suffering from blazing car temperatures all summer, we have good news. There are a handful of things you can do to keep your car cool on hot summer days. Check out these ideas below to see what you’re already doing and what you can do for extra air!
Crack the windows.
If you keep your car windows cracked when your car is parked, less hot air will be trapped inside, resulting in a less hot car. Alternatively, crack your sun roof if you have one. Make sure that any cracks are less than an inch, to reduce the risk of a break in.
Look for shade.
Whenever it’s possible, park in the shade. And remember, some shade is better than no shade, so even a small tree can help cool your car a bit.
Tint your windows.
Tinted windows act as a barrier against those heat waves coming into your car. Tinting some or all of your windows can keep your car cooler than regular windows will.
Turn the air on full blast.
As soon as you get in your car, crack the windows and turn the A/C up as high as it will go. This pushes the hot air out of your car quickly and makes room for the nice, cold air conditioning from your car.
Buy cold seat cushions.
Yes, you read that correctly. You can buy seat attachments to keep you cool in summer months!
Install mini fans.
If you’re not ready to invest in seat coolers for the whole family, consider hanging up mini car fans. They’re fairly inexpensive, and they are easy to install. You simply clip them inside your vehicle and enjoy the breeze! Anything you can do to keep your car even a few degrees cooler is a win in our books!
We hope these tips help you stay a little cooler this summer. Don’t worry… before you know it, Fall will be here!