Keep yourself cool with this guide to beating the heat in your car.     

Even though summer is wrapping up, we still have a few weeks of heat ahead of us. If you’re tired of getting into your car to find yourself instantly surrounded by a hot, muggy atmosphere, you might be wishing for the fall. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to beat the heat in these remaining warm weeks. Keep your car cool during the last weeks of heat with these handy tips.

  • Use Sun Shades: You might think sun shades are too much of a hassle to be worth it, but today’s models quickly and easily pop into place. Because they’ll block your car’s largest window, they significantly minimize the heat buildup in your vehicle.
  • Park Wisely: Whenever you have the opportunity, park in covered parking or a shady area, even if it means a bit longer walk. If only part of the parking spot is shaded, park so that your front windshield is in the shade to keep your seat and steering wheel cool.
  • Cover Your Seats: If you are shopping for a new car, look for one with cloth rather than leather seats to avoid getting scorched when you sit down. If you already have leather seats, consider using seat covers—or at the very least a towel—to buffer yourself from their heat.
  • Amp Up AC: When you get into your car, make the most of your AC by turning it all the way up and cracking your windows. The cool air will force the hot air up and out the open windows.

As you protect yourself from the heat, who is protecting your car? To get the car insurance you need to protect yourself and your vehicle, contact Scautub Agency. Serving Scotia and the neighboring New York cities, our dedicated staff can provide you with the right policy for your car and your budget.