Keep Your Car Cool In the Summer

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It can be uncomfortable to climb into a hot car after it’s been sitting in the summer heat while you’re running errands around Normal. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help keep your car cool in the summer. Of course, using your air conditioning system can help, but that doesn’t always begin to work right away.

Additionally, many new Ford vehicles come with ventilated seats as well that can make your cabin become a bit more comfortable during hot Decatur drives. But, there are things you can do to your current vehicle to make it more enjoyable during hot summer days. Learn how to keep your car cool in the summer today with the help of the service experts at Sam Leman Ford!

How to Keep Your Car Cool In the Summer

WIthout having to upgrade to a new vehicle, there are some things you can do to help make the interior of your vehicle more comfortable before you get out onto the Champaign roads in the summer. Here’s how to keep your car cool in the summer:

  • Find Shade: It may seem simple, but finding shade to park your vehicle is a very effective way to ensure that your interior cabin temperatures don’t get too high.
  • Get Sun Shades: Many times, shaded areas may not be able to park in but opting for sun shades for all of your windows is a great way to reduce the temperature inside of your vehicle.
  • Protect Steering Wheel & Dashboard: Covering your steering wheel can help make it not get so hot and uncomfortable to use after it’s been sitting underneath the sun. Covering your dashboard won’t necessarily help with heat, but it’ll help protect your dashboard and ensure that it lasts longer over time.
  • Open Your Windows: If possible, slightly crack your windows open. This allows for air circulation to help cool down your cabin.
  • Cover Leather Seats: Leather seats are a nice comfort feature, but they can get pretty hot in the sun. It’s best to cover your leather seats when possible to reduce the risk of sitting on uncomfortable and hot leather surfaces.
  • Tint Your Windows: Tinting your windows can also help reduce your vehicle’s cabin temperature. Some window tints even offer UV protection to keep your interior in excellent condition.
  • Remote Start Your Vehicle: If equipped, remote start your vehicle before you leave. This allows for your air conditioner to do its job and cool your cabin before you get behind the wheel.

Keep Your Car Cool In the Summer With the Help of Sam Leman Ford!

It’s important to ensure that your air conditioning system is in tip-top shape before you take on Bloomington travels in the summer. Fortunately, our service experts can help diagnose your vehicle to make sure that you’re ready for anything that comes your way. If you have any questions, be sure to reach out to us for assistance!


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