7 Ways To Have The Coolest Car This Summer

What a summer! Every few weeks seems to herald a new heatwave. Whether or not you’re a fan (pun intended) of the heat, don’t forget about your 4-wheeled bestie.

If underground parking is not an option and your garage is now a makeshift storeroom, try these other cooling tips to turn down the heat for you and your car this summer:

  1. Keep it covered – if you don’t plan to use your vehicle, keep your car cover on to protect the paint and keep the heat out.
  2. Give that gym towel a purpose – cover your steering wheel with a towel, even when using a car visor, to keep the contact temperature down. No more hot-potato steering wheel!
  3. Get shady – using car visors in the front and back will help reduce the heating effect of the sun.
  4. Fan it – if you want to be extra cool (in more ways than one), get yourself a solar powered fan to keep your car cool while you’re away. You’ll be smiling when you get back into your vehicle.
  5. Pump up the aircon – put it on full blast for 20 seconds or so and open your back windows slightly to push the hot air out before you drive off.
  6. Check your battery! No really, check your battery as often as you do your fuel station checks to avoid an overheating car mid-trip.
  7. Hydrate, hydrate and hydrate – keep an eye on your car fluids with those fuel station checks, because evaporation can very quickly turn your car into a flaming Lambo.

In all honesty, the best way to prevent sun damage is to stay out of the sun – but we all know that’s not always possible. So try these tips and let us know how it goes. If you’re brave enough to take it up a notch, you could even opt for reflective paint on your roof to reflect the heat. Go on, live your way - make your car the coolest one on the block and look after it with comprehensive car insurance!

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