The summer has already been pretty brutal in Baxley, and unfortunately, the worst is yet to come. The intense summer heat is particularly bad every time we have to get into our car after it’s been sitting in the sun or a hot garage for hours. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to help cool down your vehicle.

Use a Window Shade

Putting sunshades in the windshield and back window can prevent direct sunlight from cooking the interior and making surfaces dangerous to touch. Even just a big piece of cardboard can do the trick.

Turn the Steering Wheel

To avoid a nasty shock when you grab the hot steering wheel, turn it 180 degrees after you park. Doing this will keep the top part of the wheel – the part you mostly need to touch – in the shade. You can also use a towel or some other piece of fabric to cover the wheel while you’re away.

Keep the Windows Open

Just cracking the windows even a little bit can drastically lower the temperature in pickup trucks and any other vehicles. If you’re concerned about safety, try opening the rear window a couple of inches.

Try a Fan

A solar-powered fan can help keep the air circulating in your vehicle when you’re away, but you can also use it while driving. When it’s used in conjunction with your AC, your car cools down even faster.

We may have a few more months of scalding weather in here southern Georgia, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel like an entrée whenever you get in your 2019 Dodge Caravan. Follow these tips and, if your AC is on the fritz, make an appointment with the service center at Woody Folsom Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM.