Tips to Keep Your Chevrolet Cool This Summer
There’s just something about getting from place to place in the month of July – yikes! If you’re tired of melting in your hot car this summer, we’ve got you covered! Here are some simple tips on how to keep your car cool. While some may seem like no-brainers, it takes a conscious effort sometimes to put them into practice, and some of these tips might have never crossed your mind. Stay cool!
Park in the Shade
Ok, Captain Obvious, right? But a little shade can go a long way. By parking in the shade (yes, even if it means walking a little farther!), you can maintain a pleasant temperature in your car and keep the seats from burning your legs when you jump back in because that’s never fun! Add blankets to cover your seats for even more sun protection. Look for a parking garage for the coolest options.
Use a Sunshade
If you can’t find shade, you can at least purposely block the sun’s rays from getting into your vehicle. Sunshades are inexpensive and well worth the investment, as you’ll be glad you have it over time.
Bonus points? It keeps your vehicle private as well. If you do want to splurge a bit on your new sunshade and invest in one that lasts you even longer, Chevrolet offers a really cool one with its logo.
Consider Tinted Windows
Window tinting, even if just a bit, will block both ultraviolet and infrared light. Both are responsible for the excess heat inside your car during the hot months. If you don’t have tinting and decide to add it, as a rule of thumb, wait three to four days after installing the tint before rolling your windows down. And speaking of rolling windows down, opening the windows slightly can also help circulate air and lower the temperature inside.
Check Your Fluids
Coolant needs to be replaced about every two to three years, so that could be a reason why your vehicle is hotter than usual. New fluids can really help cool things off quickly. Set a reminder!
Buy Lighter Hues
It’s crazy to think, but the color of a car can make a big difference in the interior temperature. Darker colors on metal, such as black and dark blues, absorb more heat from the sun than lighter colors, like white and light blue. It’s definitely something to consider when car shopping!
Is your car ready for summer? Read our blog post and schedule service now if it’s not!