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5 Ways To Keep Your Parked Car Cool When It’s Hot

car in shadeSummer is here and that means hot weather for us Minnesotans. And while it’s great to be able to drive with the windows down after so many cold months, the summer heat can also really heat up your car when it’s parked for a long period of time.

No one likes stepping into a heat soaked car when it’s extremely hot out. So here are a few quick and easy things you can do to keep your car cool in these hot summer months.

  • Park in the Shade. This is the most obvious solution but may not always be an option. Naturally, shade will keep the sun away from you car and keep it cool in the process. Try to find trees on the edges of parking lots that you can park under.
  • Use a Windshield Sunshade. If you can’t park in the shade, the next best option is to use a sunshade. A windshield sunshade is a device made out of varying materials that you use to cover your windshield while it’s parked. The sunshade will reflect sunlight and keep your car cool as it protects from interior fading.
  • Cover Seats with Blankets. This is especially beneficial if you have leather seats. The blankets will absorb the heat and prevent the leather from heating up.
  • Crack the Windows. This will increase air movement so that hot air isn’t sitting stagnant in the car.
  • Get your Windows Tinted. This is the effective and long lasting solution. Having your car’s windows tinted will constantly reduce the amount of sun rays that enter your vehicle – keeping it cool throughout the summer.

Use these above methods to keep your vehicle cool in the summer and avoid burning yourself on your leather seats or seatbelt buckles.


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