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How do you keep the heat out of your car?

BZ4567 2012/09/13 03:14:40
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Every time I get into the car after it has been sitting in the same spot all day it feels like I just sat in the oven. The heat makes it hard to breath and the seats are hot. I think I may be overworking the AC because I always have it on full blast.
I bought a sun visor to block the sun from my front mirror, but it really doesn't work great. What can I do?
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  • Professor Wizard 2012/09/13 21:12:53
    Here's my idea.
    Professor Wizard
    +1
    I have one of those shiny silver sun shades that goes under the windshield.

    My Audi has the 'Summer Package" which includes an Solar Panel in the sunroof, and those power fans that circulate air in the car while it is sitting in the parking lot.

    And.. I hit the button that raises the rear shade.

    And.. I keep the side window lift shades in place.

    Then.. I try to park where some afternoon shade ends up on my car...

    and finally - - I hit the remote start and start the car, as I am walking up to it, so that by the time I get there, the AC is already starting to push out cool air.

    Works good for me.
  • Fef 2012/09/13 04:00:46
    Here's my idea.
    Fef
    +1
    1. park in the shade ;)
    2. move somewhere cooler
    3. get a convertible
    4. tint your windows
  • Jiorgia 2012/09/13 03:43:05
    Here's my idea.
    Jiorgia
    +1
    Put down all of the windows and start driving, it isn't immediate but it helps very much.
  • Simmering Frog - PHART 2012/09/13 03:29:34
    Here's my idea.
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    What color is your car?
  • BZ4567 Simmeri... 2012/09/13 03:32:41
    BZ4567
    White. Is that bad?
  • Simmeri... BZ4567 2012/09/13 03:37:05 (edited)
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    +1
    No, that's good. White cars reflect heat. Black cars adsorb heat. The only thing I could recommend is to try and park it in the shade and use big sun shades when parked. Roll down all windows for about the first five minutes will usually help; that will remove all the heat as you start moving.
  • KrisD87 2012/09/13 03:20:20
    Here's my idea.
    KrisD87
    +1
    Air Con ;)
  • Zervur KrisD87 2012/09/13 03:21:44
    Zervur
    Wasn't that a movie?
  • KrisD87 Zervur 2012/09/13 03:24:00
    KrisD87
    +1
    that would be Con Air.
  • Zervur KrisD87 2012/09/13 03:24:29
    Zervur
    +1
    Oh yes. Thank you.
  • KrisD87 Zervur 2012/09/13 03:25:12
    KrisD87
    +1
    no problem;)
  • Scott 2012/09/13 03:17:44
    Here's my idea.
    Scott
    A sun shade, crack the windows, and buy a new car that can start (by remote) prior to you getting in.
  • BZ4567 Scott 2012/09/13 03:20:34
    BZ4567
    I have a sun shade, I don't trust my windows cracked, and I guess I might consider doing that remote thing.. Where do you get that?
  • Scott BZ4567 2012/09/13 03:27:34
    Scott
    +1
    Lots of cars come with it (a girl in my office has it in her Honda), and I think you can get it after market. I'd look on the web.
  • Zervur 2012/09/13 03:16:08
    Here's my idea.
    Zervur
    a sign, maybe a law.
  • BZ4567 Zervur 2012/09/13 03:20:48
    BZ4567
    +1
    A sign of what?
  • Zervur BZ4567 2012/09/13 03:21:16
    Zervur
    +1
    saying "No Heat"
  • BZ4567 Zervur 2012/09/13 03:27:04
    BZ4567
    +1
    I wish!

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