Help Your Car Beat the Summer Heat

La Crescenta, CA, drivers enjoy tepid days all year round, but temperatures can really start to soar during the summer months. This heat can make it downright unpleasant for drivers getting into a car that has been parked in the hot weather for hours. Keep your cool by following these easy tips from Bob Smith Toyota to keep your car comfortable when parked.

Utilize a Sunshade

This tried-and-true method should be your go-to option to combat hot temperatures throughout the summer. Use a sunshade or window visor every time you’re not in your car. Keep it even cooler by placing a sunshade on your rear window too.

Put a Hand Towel on Your Steering Wheel

Even if you use a sunshade, it’s a smart idea to cover your steering wheel with a small towel. This will help to keep it cooler and not burn your hands when you go to use it.

Always Park in the Shade

Whenever possible, park your Toyota vehicle in a shady spot. If your car is going to be parked for an extended period of time, it’s worth the walk if it’s a bit further in order to park your ride in the shade. You’ll benefit from entering a not-so-hot car when you return from your day out.

To avoid sweltering in the summer heat, follow these quick tips in order to keep your set of wheels nice and cool!

We’re also here to ready your vehicle for summer at our Toyota service department. Stop in soon for summer maintenance services like an A/C check, battery inspection, tire rotation, and fluid top-off. Schedule your appointment online or give us a call. We look forward to your next visit!