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!

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