This is likely going to be one of the hottest summers on record. If you don’t keep your vehicle cool, it won’t be comfortable to drive or ride in. Even something as subtle as the addition of a remote starter by our experienced auto experts in Philadelphia sets the stage for a cool vehicle ready for comfortable fun driving no matter how hot it gets outside. Let’s take a look at a few tips that will help you keep your vehicle cool this summer.
Bring It to the Pros
From coolant to air filters and other vehicle components, there are plenty of moving parts that play integral roles in keeping your vehicle cool and comfortable. If you know or suspect something is wrong with your vehicle, do the smart thing by bringing it to the professionals. In fact, it even makes sense to schedule maintenance once each year prior to the summer driving season so you can get behind the wheel in full confidence knowing your vehicle will perform up to par. Be sure to get your vehicle's windows tinted to keep your ride even cooler this summer. We provide window tint, headlight/tail light tint, and automotive paint protection for Philadelphia drivers.
Parking in the first open space you find is not the best approach, especially when the temperature is around triple digits and it is outrageously humid. If there are no clouds overhead, try to find a shaded spot to park your vehicle. This way, when you step foot inside to drive back home, you won’t enter an absurdly hot vehicle. Also, keep in mind that the sun will rise in the east and set in the west, meaning shaded areas will not be shaded hours later.
Add a Sun Shade to Your Windshield
Windshield sun shades might look a little cheesy yet they serve an important purpose in preventing the sun’s blazing hot rays from warming your vehicle to the point that it is not comfortable to sit in. Spend the little bit of time necessary to add a sunshade to your vehicle and you will have done your part to ensure you return to a cool and comfortable vehicle interior that you can safely operate without worrying about potentially scorching your skin with the wrong movement. In fact, some windshield sun shades have advanced to the point that they are made of materials that absorb heat that much better, ultimately decreasing the amount of ultraviolet and thermal rays that move inward to the rest of the vehicle interior.
Use the Garage
Though it might seem like common sense to some homeowners to use their garage to park one or multiple vehicles, plenty of homeowners use these spaces for other purposes. If you have been using your garage for card games, storage, woodcutting, or another purpose, clear out all those items so you can once again park your vehicle in the garage.
Though most other people might use their driveway as a parking space due to excess clutter in the home, you should use this space to store your vehicle. Parking your vehicle in the garage keeps it away from the hot sun, helping it stay that much cooler.
Car Pretty is a Call Away
The summer will take a toll on your vehicle unless you take preventative action. Lean on our team for window tint, remote start, auto paint protection, and more. You can contact us by phone at 215-688-2000.