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How To Keep Your Car Cool This Summer

We all may love summer, but do we really appreciate that feeling of being roasted alive when getting into a car that’s been sitting in the sun all day?

We’ve come up with a few tips to help you get more out of summer by keeping your car a few degrees cooler.

Park in a Shady Spot

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Try to park in the shadiest spot you can find, especially if you plan to be there for a long period of time. Often times you’ll have to walk a little further to your destination, but a cooler car will be worth the trudge in the end! 

    Invest in a Sunshade

    Sunshades haven’t exactly changed since their invention, but they’re a tried and true method of helping keep the interior temperatures of your car nice and low. You can also put a sunshade in your rear windshield to keep temps lower. 

    Crack a Window

    While keeping your windows rolled down all the way while you aren’t around isn’t a great idea, cracking your window just slightly will help you beat the heat by creating some airflow and ventilation in your otherwise stuffy car. 

    Keep Hand Towels & Blankets Handy

    Nobody likes touching hot steering wheels, so drape a small towel over the wheel before you exit the car to help keep it from heating it up. You can apply this same method to your seats by covering them in blankets. 

    Invest in a Solar-Powered Fan

    Solar-powered fans that simply clip onto your sun visor or rearview mirror help to create constant air circulation to keep the temps lower. Combined with cracked windows, the solar-powered fan will make the heat that much more bearable.

    If you need to renew your insurance this summer, you can get a competitive car insurance quote in MA from MAPFRE Insurance or connect with an independent insurance agent if you reside in another state.

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