Heat buildup in a car occurs when the heat rays get “trapped” inside the car, and cannot escape.
During the summer months, your car will heat up very quickly when parked. Heat rays coming in through the windows is absorbed by the interior, and the glass acts as an insulator. The temperature inside your car can get up to 200 degrees, depending on the temperature outside, the kind of vehicle you have, and how long it has been in the sun.
Here are a few ways to drastically help keep your car cooler.
- Have your windows professionally tinted, whether you use a dark non metallic, or a light ceramic material depending on your preference, either way you can reduce the amount of heat coming in by 60%, and lower the interior temperature by 30 or more degrees.
- Install a sunshade on the front windshield. We recommend a sunshade that covers the entire windshield. These devices will decrease the amount of heat coming in your front window by almost 80%.
- Weather permitting, crack your windows, or your sunroof one inch for ventilation. As the heat travels up, this will allow it to “escape” on it’s own.
- Try to park somewhere that your car can be shaded for the majority of the afternoon. Since outside temperatures rise drastically after noon, make sure you can find shade for the last half of the day.
- Have a remote start professionally installed. These devices are thought of more in the winter, but are just as beneficial in the summer. When you park, set your a/c controls to max / cold, and start your vehicle a few minutes before you leave. Getting just five minutes of conditioned air moving inside your interior will make a big difference when you arrive at your car.