Keeping Your Car Cool

car interior - kid passengersAfter an unpredictable winter, Georgia has enjoyed a mild spring. But longtime Woodstock residents know that before long we’ll be blasting our car air conditioners as we ferry kids to the pool and pray our groceries don’t overheat. Hot cars aren’t just unpleasant, they’re dangerous for children and pets. Remember these 5 tips for keeping your car cool in the summer.

  1. Park smart. The best way to keep your car interior cool is to keep its exterior cool. When running errands, park in the shadows of buildings and trees. If possible, park your car in the garage at home.
  2. Invest in some shade. The simplest way to find shade is to create it. Buy a sunshade for the front windshield and hang temporary window tints on the back windows.
  3. Keep towels in the car. Toss old beach towels or blankets over the seats and steering wheels after you park your car. They’ll keep leather seats from overheating, protect the metal on seat belts, and keep your hands from sizzling on the hot steering wheel as you drive away.
  4. Crack the windows. Protect yourself from a stifling vehicle by cracking the windows before locking up. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your windows cracked, roll down the windows before reentering your vehicle to let the car air out.
  5. Pack smart. It’s easy to get dehydrated when waiting for your air conditioner to kick in. Carry bottled water with you in the summertime to keep your body from overheating. To quickly cool your car, drape damp cloths on the steering wheel, gear shift, and dashboard.

Is your car dotted with leaves from parking under trees? Is your car interior ripening from sticky summer sweat? Stop by Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail to keep your car fresh this summer.

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