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How to Keep Your Vehicle Cool During Texas Summers

Tips and Tricks on Keeping your Vehicle Cool During Summers in Texas

We all know how bad Texas heat can be in the summer. While many of us are used to it, our vehicles are not. Even at temperatures as low as 75 degrees Fahrenheit, temperatures can rise if your vehicle sits in the sun. Check out these tips on how to keep your vehicle cool during these hot Texas summers, courtesy of us at Matador Motors.

Park in Shaded Areas

The best way to avoid heat is to avoid the sun at all costs with your vehicle. When parking, try to find a spot in the shade or in a garage when your vehicle is not in use. This will both prevent interior heat as well as prolonged UV damage on your vehicle’s exterior.

Slightly Crack Windows for Ventilation

Outside of Direct Sunlight, a lack of ventilation is the primary cause for a hot interior. Without any place to escape your vehicle, the air only gets hotter. Cracking your windows or sunroof open when you run your errands helps circulate air to keep your interior cooler.

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Use a Sunshade or Dashboard Cover

Sometimes, parking in a sunlit area is unavoidable. However, you can still protect your interior and prevent hot seats by using a sunshade or dashboard cover. If you don’t have one, you can always make your own or use simple towels for coverage on your seats and steering wheel – especially if you have a black interior.

Find the Right Vehicle For You at Matador Motors

Another big tip is to avoid purchasing vehicles with black or leather interiors, as it can exponentially increase the heat inside your vehicle. However, the tips above can help you prevent serious heat from building in your vehicle. At Matador Motors, we have a wide assortment of pre-owned models you can check out for your next ride. Stop in today to find the right one for you!


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