How To Protect Your Vehicle During Summer’s Sizzle

The summer heat can take a toll on your vehicle. The discomfort of sitting in an overheated car is something most drivers want to avoid. The good news is that there are easy ways to keep the sizzle out of your automobile.

Use a sunshade or window visor

Sunshades truly are a tried-and-true method to keep your car from getting too steamy. Put it up every time you exit the vehicle. Using the visor on the rear window as well will keep the car cooler for longer periods of time.

Use a dash cover

If you want the interior of your vehicle to be more comfortable, consider using a dash cover. Not having to touch hot vinyl surfaces is the payoff. Dash covers also protect the vinyl from sun damage that can lead to fading and cracking. Also, consider covering your steering wheel with a hand towel so your hands don't get a jolt of heat when you enter the vehicle on a hot day.

Park in a shady area

If it's possible, find a shady area to park your car. Even if it's a bit of a walk to your destination, it will be worth returning to a comfortable and cool vehicle.

Park in a garage when possible

If you want your car to be completely out of direct sunlight, find a parking garage. Your vehicle will be in the constant shade. Some garages are on the pricey side. However, it might be worth the extra cost to secure your comfort and sun damage repairs down the line.

Purchase a solar-powered fan

A solar-powered fan can actually make your vehicle feel downright pleasant even on the hottest of summer days. These fans are easy to use and expel hot air from the car. The vehicle's overall temperature decreases because these fans create constant air circulation.

Throw blankets over your seats

If you drive a car with leather seats, you're certainly aware of just how hot they can get when exposed to sunlight. Something as simple as just tossing a blanket on the seats will make a remarkable difference.

Keep windows slightly cracked

Keeping the windows cracked just a little will help the ventilation needed to keep your automobile cool. For safety, make sure that you can't fit your arm through the open window.

The team at Westside Transmission & Automotive deeply values the relationships with our clients and want to keep them comfortable in their vehicles. If you have any more questions about keeping your car cool or have any other auto repair inquiries, don’t hesitate to ask. To schedule an appointment at Westside Transmission & Automotive, contact us. We are located at 2050 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025.