It’s about that time of the year … the time when you get in your vehicle to go somewhere and you’re met with blistering, sweltering heat. Then you’re faced with having to cool your car down as quickly as possible, so you don’t sweat through your entire drive. Our Discount Auto Glass team has a few tips and tricks to help cool down your vehicle quickly.
Invest in sunshades for your windshield: Investing in sunshades can help in multiple ways! Sunshades not only help reduce the amount of heat that gets into your car in the summer but can also help protect your vehicles interior. The sun’s rays can fade the interior colors of your seats and the dashboard. Sunshades can help guard your car’s interior against those harmful rays and keep your car looking great for many years to come.
Invest in seat and steering wheel covers: If you have a leather interior, you’re probably familiar with the searing pain that comes when your skin touches the hot leather in the summer. A set of seat covers can pull double duty – they’ll protect your exposed skin and your car’s leather seats. Steering wheel covers are another way to prevent those burns when you decide to take the car for a spin in the summer. Continuous exposure to sunlight can cause leather to crack and wrinkle. Both seat and steering wheel covers are a way to express your individuality in your car while keeping you and your car protected from the sunlight.
Cool down your car before turning on air conditioning: We all have that instinct to turn on the air conditioner first thing. But, that’s actually not going to help your situation. It takes time for the air to cool down and circulate throughout your car. If you roll down one of your car’s windows and open and close the door on the opposite side five to six times, this will help the hot air make its way out of your car. After doing this, your car should be cool enough for you to step in and go on your way.
Staying safe is a top priority no matter what the season. Keeping your auto glass in tip-top shape should not be an exception. Our installers at Discount Auto Glass are experts in glass repair and are happy to fix any problems you may have with your car’s windows or windshields. We can take appointments at one of our eight locations throughout Arkansas, our location in Joplin, Missouri, our location in Memphis, Tennessee, or our mobile team can come to you at no additional cost. Give us a call at 501-377-9575 or use our online form to get a quote. Keep cool out there!