As the weather heats up for spring and summer, you may be sweating as soon as you get into your car. Even if you turn your air conditioner on as soon as you sit down, it will still take some time to cool your car. To help avoid a hot interior in your car, keep these tips in mind.
- Look for shade – when you are parking your car, try to find a spot that is in the shade. If there is no shade in sight, try to park so that the sun shines through the back window so that your seat and steering wheel area will not be sitting in the direct sunlight.
- Vent your windows – crack all of your windows about half an inch to let some air into the car while you are out. You may also want to consider side vent shades. Even though they may not be very stylish, they can keep the sun off of your seats, while also protecting your upholstery from UV rays.
- Blast the A/C – as soon as you get into your car, turn the air conditioning to full blast and roll down the windows. The cooler air will push the hot air out your windows. When your car cools down a bit, roll the windows back up to keep the cool air in.
- Tint your windows – the darker your windows are, the less light they will let in, just make sure to abide by all tint laws. If you do not want to spend money to get your windows tinted, invest in a windshield shield that will keep the sun out of your car while you are parked.