We all know summer’s in the south can be unbearably hot. After a long day at work, the last thing you want is to get into a blazing hot car that has been sitting in the sun all day. Check out these smart summer solutions to cool down your vehicle more efficiently.
Summer Heat Solutions:
1. If the air outside the car feels sticky and hot, try cracking your two front windows. Then, turn the AC on low and start driving. The movement from your car will help to get air circulating and create a breeze. Once the AC starts to actually get cold, close the windows and enjoy the icy breeze.
2. Park in the shade! This answer might seem obvious, but it can make a huge difference. (If you have leather seats, this especially applies to you!) Find a shady spot or a parking deck. Even if the walk is a little bit longer, you will be thankful on your ride home. A leather interior can get so hot that it can physically burn your skin, so make sure to take the proper precautions when parking to keep yourself (and your passengers) safe and sound!
3. Many parts of your car retain heat more than other features. These include the gear shift, steering wheel, and seat belts. To avoid a hot gearshift, bring something to cover it up from direct sunlight. This can be a koozie, wash cloth, or anything else that blocks the sunlight. When you get in the car, simply remove the covering and you are good to go! The same wash cloth you used to protect your gearshift can be used to cool down your steering wheel. Get the wash cloth slightly wet or damp and rub the steering wheel until it is cool to the touch. If you are looking for an effective way to cool down your seat belt, purchase a spray bottle from any local convince store. Just spray the metal a few times with cool water, and it should begin to cool down. This is especially useful for car seats.
4. Consider investing in seat covers, or a sunshade. Both of these products block the sun and help to keep your car cool. Seat covers are available for car seats, as well driver and passenger seats. They can be purchased online, or at any local dealership near year.
Visit Ray Brandt Nissan
Stop by Ray Brandt Nissan next time you are out and about in Harvey, Louisiana. We have a huge selection of both new and used vehicles for you to choose from. Our friendly sales staff is always here to help, and pride themselves on excellent customer service the first time around. Make sure to come to Ray Brandt Nissan for all your service needs. We can handle everything from oil changes, to tire rotations, to ordering new parts. Come on in for a test drive today! We look forward to seeing you very soon!