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Tips to Prevent Your Car from Overheating

Even though you might love the summers, it is essential to ensure your car does not overheat as the temperatures rise. If an engine runs too hot, it can lead to damaging the vehicle and your safety. Following are some tips our experts working with our Auto AC Repair Service in Chandler AZ have compiled to help you prevent your car from overheating.

Park your car in the shade


Just like your body can feel the difference in temperatures while in the shade and the sun, so can your car! Parking your vehicle in the shade not only helps keep your car cool, but it also helps prolong the life of your vehicle. If you can’t find any shady spot, make use of a sunshade to reduce the heat inside the car.


Use Car Window Shades

Keeping window shades in your vehicle proves to be extremely helpful. If you are unable to find a shaded area to park your vehicle in, these UV shades are going to keep your car’s interior from turning super-hot. It also protects your interior from being damaged from the sun. You may even consider getting tailor made window shades that have especially been designed to fit the make and model of your vehicle. These shades will be all the more effective when it comes to keeping the sun rays out.

Tint Your Windows

At Chandler West Autos we can help apply window tinting or a window film to help keep your vehicle cooler. This also offers a UV ray protection to your car, saving it form harmful damage caused due to the sun.

Leave Car Windows Open Slightly

If your car’s windows are closed continuously, hot air might get trapped inside. This is because the glass serves as a conductor and helps heat up closed spaces. Leave your vehicle’s windows slightly open so that this hot air can escape. If your car has a sunroof, slightly crack it open as well. Ensure that the opening is not large enough for someone to take advantage of it. Moreover, if you do leave your windows cracked, keep a constant eye on the weather outside; one sudden summer storm can lead to your car turning into a soggy mess!

Turn The Floor Air Vents On

Numerous individuals get into their cars and turn the dashboards vents to ‘high’ in order to get the air flowing. However, one is actually better off directing the air through the car’s floor vents. The hot air rises; therefore, switching to the bottom vents and putting your blower on the maximum setting will help push this air out. Once the car begins to cool down, you can open up these upper vents again.

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