Prevent Your Vehicle From Overheating This Summer

overheated car

overheated car

Laying out in the summer heat may be your favorite thing to do when warmer weather rolls around, but your car doesn’t feel the same. There are plenty of safety breaching issues that can happen if your vehicle overheats. Your car’s engine overheating and damaging your vehicle is an example. If you’re worried, we have some tips on how to prevent your car from overheating.

Parking

Parking in the shade may seem like an obvious choice in the summertime, but what if there are no spots in the shade? Sometimes you can find some shaded parking further away or you can purchase a sunshade to keep as much heat outside of the car as possible. This small tip could help you prolong the life of your car as well.

Windows

Windows have many various options for keeping your vehicle cool. Like the sunshades above, keeping window shades in your car is a great way to always have a shady spot inside your car. No one can guarantee shaded cover after all. These window shades can also be custom-made to fit your car windows depending on where you purchase them. Tinting your vehicle windows is also a good choice. Local dealerships and autobody shops can help you with this for added UV protection.

If you need a quick and costless fix, leave your car windows open slightly. When windows are closed, they trap the hot air inside, making the car feel like an oven the next time you open the door. Keeping your windows slightly open can help some of the hot air escape. When cracking your windows open, make sure they aren’t open too much to where someone could reach in the car. Also, be sure to check the weather forecast. You wouldn’t want a summer storm to roll through with open car windows.

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Ventilation

Opening windows is good for car ventilation, but turning your floor air vents can also assist in cooling down your vehicle. Use the fresh air and air conditioning setting in your vehicle to move the trapped hot air out and new, cool air in.