Beat the Heat – Keeping Your Parked Car Cool
by Jamie Ruf
As long as your car’s air conditioning is working right you have no problems maintaining a cool car when it’s turned on. But what many people find is that when they get out of their car and come back later it can be scorching! While it may be hot and uncomfortable to get into, it can also be hot enough to hurt your hands and legs as your skin touches the hot surfaces. Luckily, there are things you can do to help keep your parked car cooler!
Keeping your parked car cooler isn’t difficult, but it will require you to be proactive. Here are a few things you can do to help keep your parked car cooler:
- Seek shade. The more shade you can provide your car the better off it will be. Look for trees and other areas that offer shaded parking spots. Also, opt for using a windshield shade to help keep the dashboard cooler.
- Consider windows. Start by having your windows tinted. This will help keep the car cooler inside when it’s parked. Also, crack your windows just slightly when you are leaving the car, so that the air can still move around. Of course you won’t want to do this if it looks like it is going to rain though.
- Cover up. Touching a hot steering wheel or sitting on a leather seats can be uncomfortable. Carry a hand towel to cover up the steering wheel with when you get out of the car, and use a blanket or bigger towel to cover the seat. That will help keep both of these areas cooler when you get back in the car.
Once you get back in the car it is going to be hot. Put the windows down for one minute, turn the air conditioning on, and soon you will be cooling off and feeling great. To keep your car’s air conditioner running great be sure to have it inspected regularly. At Keepin’ Cool Auto Air-Conditioning we have helped many people throughout the Brisbane area with all their vehicle air conditioning needs.
At Keepin Cool, our fully qualified air conditioning technicians can give you a detailed report on the condition of your system and help you out with any necessary repairs and maintenance. We want to get your air-con working to its optimal performance, so make an appointment to see us today!