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How to Keep Your Vehicle Cool and Efficient

One of the best things about summer is more sunlight to enjoy. However, that also means more sun and heat hitting your vehicle for longer periods of time. Your vehicle can feel like a mobile sauna if you’re not careful! The last thing you want is to step into a vehicle that feels like an oven after a day in the sun. Not only is it uncomfortable, but the sun and heat can affect your vehicle’s paint, fade upholstery, and can even lead to overheating. Here are some tips to help your vehicle keep its cool during those scorching summer days.

Park Strategically

Look for shaded parking whenever possible. Parking in the shade can significantly lower the interior temperature of your vehicle by blocking direct sunlight.

Use Sunshades

Invest in quality sunshades for your windshield and side windows. These reflective barriers can prevent sunlight from entering your vehicle, keeping the interior cooler.

Tint Windows

Consider getting your windows tinted. Window tinting not only gives you privacy but also reduces heat absorption, making it easier to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your vehicle.

Crack the Windows

Leaving the windows open even a little bit will help the air circulate which will also help lower the vehicle’s internal temperature.

Cover Seats and Steering Wheel

Place light-colored, breathable seat covers over your seats and a fabric cover on your steering wheel to prevent from getting burned. If you don’t have a garage, you may even want to consider a full car cover.

Use a SolarPowered Fan

A solar-powered fan can ventilate your vehicle while it’s sitting in the parking lot. The best part is that it won’t use any fuel or battery power to run.

Time it Right

Whenever possible, plan your trips during the cooler parts of the day to avoid exposing yourself and your vehicle to extreme heat.

Keep the Coolant Full

Coolants help to regulate the engine’s temperature and helps to keep the engine from overheating. Make sure to consistently check your coolant’s level and top it off when necessary.

By following these simple yet effective tips, you can keep your vehicle (and yourself!) cool and comfortable during the sweltering summer months. Houska Automotive can help with making sure fluids are topped off, and give you more smart tips. You’ll have a better driving experience while also preserving the inside of your vehicle. So come on in to see us to stay cool this summer!

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