There are some things, while in reality, the wait is short, it feels as if time passes painfully slowly. When you are hungry after a long day at work and you are heating up dinner in the microwave, minutes can seem like hours when your stomach is gurgling. It may feel like an eternity is passing between the lights going down and when the band starts playing when you see your favorite group in concert.
This is also the case when you are waiting to cool your car down on a hot summer day. There is nothing worse than opening up the car door, sitting in the driver’s seat, and immediately becoming overwhelmed by a stifling and stale heat as you’re putting on your seat belt. The time it takes for the vehicle’s air conditioner to kick in and effectively cool down the car, while only taking minutes, can seem like a lifetime when you are hot and uncomfortable.
Fortunately, there are plenty of simple ways to make that wait seem much more bearable. Here are a few tips to keep your car cool all summer long.
Watch Where You Park
Whenever possible, parking either in a heavily shaded area or in a garage will keep your car refreshing and cool despite the summer heat.
Buy a Window Visor and a Dash Cover
If parking in the shade or in a garage simply isn’t an option, Angie’s List recommendation to purchase a window visor and a dash cover for your car is one of the easiest and budget-friendly ways to keep your car cool until the air conditioner is on. Simply put up the sunshade and dash every time you exit your vehicle for more than a few minutes. If you really want to cool things down, you can also buy an extra window visor for the rear window.
Maintain Your Car
Believe it or not, maintaining the exceptional quality of your car’s tires, transmission, and engine are a great way to keep your car cool during the summer months. Money Talks tells its readers that driving an overheated vehicle over time can cause expensive damage. It also is advisable to consider scheduling a paint sealant service at your local car wash or auto repair shop (Hint: Paradise Car Wash). This will give your vehicle a high level of protection and durability when the heat is at its most extreme.
Following these tips can help to keep your car cool and well-functioning throughout all that the summer months bring. For additional protection, Paradise Car Wash provides superior vehicle washing and detailing services for internal and external areas. Call 630-553-9274, check out our website, or visit our location to learn more about what we offer.