Thursday, September 17, 2015
Keeping Your Car Cool
As we move into summer, it can be very annoying to go to your car and find it is so hot you can barely hold the wheel! Whenever this happens, after all, you end up either sitting there for 10 minutes until the air conditioning cools things off, or you end up looking silly - putting a T-shirt over your steering wheel just so you can touch it! But actually, you can go with a much better approach than either of these two by simply picking up a few tips that will help to keep your car a whole lot cooler during the summer. Of course, most of these tips are simple - but if you remember to do them, the combined effects will leave you with a much cooler car. The most obvious of these tips, of course, is to park your car in the shade whenever this is possible. After all, it is the sun - more than the heat outside - that causes your car to get so hot. And if you are parking somewhere where you will be for a while, do not worry so much about having your car in the shade when you park as having your car in a place where it will be in the shade when you return! Another reason why your car gets so hot in the summertime is because your car captures the heat, acting like a box that traps it in. You should always leave your windows cracked just a little bit whenever parking it on a hot day. Not only will this prevent your car from heating up so much, but it will also protect your windshield from cracking due to excessive heat built up inside your car. And finally - if you live in a place where the summer weather gets really bad, or if you have a really dark car - you should get window shades. One great option for your windshield - one that will not cost you a lot of money, and will do a lot to keep your car cool - is the Basix Magic Jumbo Sunshade. When you remember to follow these simple tips, you will save money on air conditioning - and more importantly, you will save yourself a lot of discomfort!