Posted at Tue, Jul 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Summer is here and that means warmer weather and sun baked cars when you get in them after a long work day. I mean, let's face it we all know how it feels to sit on blazing hot leather seats after your car has been sitting for a while. It burns literally, OK maybe not literally but you catch our drift.

Follow these tips to keep your car cool during hot summer days.

1. Use a sunshade or window visor
This tried and true method for keeping your car cool, should be your go to option. Just put the shade up every time you exit your vehicle for more than a few minutes and you should be good to go!

2. Use a dash cover
If you did not already know a fabric or upholstered dash cover can go a long way in keeping your vehicle more comfortable during the hot summer temps. A dash cover will keep you from feeling overwhelmed by the heat radiating off your vehicles interior.

3. Cover your steering wheel with a hand towel 
Even with a sunshade it's still a good idea to cover your steering wheel with a small towel, just in case. This will help ensure that you can actually touch your steering wheel upon driving your vehicle.

4. Park in a shady area 
Another tried and true option, whenever possible always park in a shaded area. Trust us when we say it'll be far worth it even if you have to park far away.

5. Keep any possessions out of the sun
Any delicate items that you may keep in your vehicle like CD's, headphones, sunglasses etc. should be stored out of the sunlight. Use your trunk, glove box and or even as a last resort throw a blanket over your possessions to shade them.

6. Park in the Garage when possible 
This should be an obvious if you have a garage, park in there as your vehicle will be kept out of direct sunlight and benefit from consistent shading.

7. Keep windows slightly cracked
Keeping your windows slightly cracked with help with ventilation leading to a cooler vehicle. If you do this, make sure you are unable to fit your arm through the crack.

8. Throw blankets over your seats
If your car has vinyl or leather seats then you know firsthand how hot your seats will get when exposed to direct sunlight. To keep seats cool, place a blanket or towel over the top of them.

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