Keep Your Car Cool This Summer!

parking lot of cars on hot day

Picture it, it’s the middle of summer, you just came outside from a nice and cool area. You walk up to your car, open your door and there’s the wave of heat coming out and everything is hot. Is there anything worse than getting into a hot car on a scorching day? Here are some of our favorite tips to help keep your car cool and not turning into an oven this summer: 

Avoid the sun

Park in garages or covered spaces as much as possible to keep your car out of direct sunlight! If this isn’t possible, find shady spots where the sun is blocked by trees or the side of a building. The more shade you find, the more you can keep that car cool and not blazing hot when you open the door.

Cover up

If your interior is upholstered in materials like vinyl or leather, especially in dark colors, it will retain heat. Protect your hands and legs by draping your steering wheel and seats in light-colored blankets or towels while the car is parked to keep them from taking in too much heat.

Open the doors

After you get back into your car, take a moment to sit with the windows down or doors open. This will boost air circulation, carrying the hot air out of the car and bringing in cooler air from outside.

Use a sunshade

These reflective windshield shades minimize the amount of sunlight that enters your car, keeping the internal temperature low. They’re also lightweight and incredibly easy to stow in your glove compartment or trunk for easy access!   

Did you know that heat and sunlight can be damaging for your car’s exterior? At Super Sudz, we provide a ceramic protectant with every wash that helps block harmful UV rays to protect your paint job, so your car stays shiny all summer long! Stop by a Super Sudz near you to learn more!

20 Essentials Every Car Should Have

grey car driving in the rain

Whether you get a flat tire in the middle of a seven hour drive or you’re caught in a downpour on the way to an important meeting, life is full of unexpected events! Luckily, you can ensure that  you’re protected from– or at least prepared for– most of what life has to throw at you with some careful planning ahead of time. Here are some car essentials every car owner should have in their vehicle so that they’re ready for anything:


While we have countless documents saved on our phones, we want to make sure you have these documents as back up in case you left your phone at home or it’s running low on juice.

  • Owner’s manual
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Proof of insurance
  • Emergency contact information
  • Car repair and AAA information

Car Maintenance

While we never like to think of the worst case scenario, it’s always a good idea to be prepared.

  • Spare tire and tire changing equipment (lug wrench, tire jack, etc.) 
  • Emergency tire patch kit
  • Jumper cables
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Duct tape


We always need some basic supplies in our car because we just never know when we might need some of these essentials.

  • First aid kit
  • Heavy-duty flashlight
  • Swiss Army knife/multipurpose tool
  • Water bottles
  • Nonperishable food


It’s always good to keep these things in your car, as you may not use the all the time but when you need them, you know they’re in your back seat or glove compartment.

  • Umbrella
  • Pens and a notebook
  • Change of clothes/shoes
  • Glasses/sunglasses

Now that you and your car are ready for anything, we can give you a squeaky clean look to match! Visit a Super Sudz near you to give your car some TLC.