How to Keep Your Car Cool When Parked

Chevy Silverado

Few things are as unpleasant as sitting in a car that’s been baking in the summer sun for hours. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to keep your car cool, no matter how intense the heat is.

Use a visor or sunshade

This is an oldie but a goodie. A simple sunshade or visor placed over your windshield will work wonders to keep your car cool. For additional heat protection, lay a sunshade in your rear window.

Drape a towel over your steering wheel

Leave a hand towel over your steering wheel when it’s parked. This little trick should help to keep the temp down so you don’t have to touch a scalding-hot steering wheel.

Park in the shade

If you can snag a spot under a tree or behind a building, do so. Keeping your car out of direct sunlight is the best way to keep it cool.

Keep your windows open

Leaving your windows open just a crack can enhance ventilation and drastically cool down your car. Just make sure that a hand can’t fit in so you don’t make it easier for car thieves.

We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group hope these tricks help keep your car cool this summer. We invite you to come take a test drive at our dealership and find the vehicle that’s right for you.

How to Keep Your Car Cool This Summer

Summer

Even as temperatures rise to uncomfortably hot, there are still ways to keep your car cool. Direct sunlight is a large part of what heats up the inside of a car, so learning tricks to keep your car out of the sun will help you stay cool all season.

Cover the Seats and Steering Wheel

Every surface of a car’s interior can become uncomfortably hot from the sun’s summer rays. Leather surfaces are especially hot to the touch. You can avoid this pain all together by keeping blankets or towels in your back seat and using them to cover surfaces like seats and the steering wheel when your car is parked.

Park in the Shade

If you can keep your car out of direct sunlight, you’ll be able to keep its interior temperature down. When you want a cool car to return to after a long day, finding a shady parking spot is worth the effort.

Use a Sunshade

Sometimes there isn’t any shade around when you’re about to park your vehicle — that’s when a sunshade comes in handy. Sunshades fit across the inside of the windshield, shading the front seats from the sun, and in some case reflecting the rays to keep the interior as cool as possible.

Contact us at Steve Austin’s Auto Group if you need a new vehicle with a working air-conditioning system, or schedule a maintenance appointment to fix your vehicle’s dysfunctional system. We’re here to help make your summer drives more comfortable.