If you’ve lived in Texas for any amount of time, you’ll understand that this is only the beginning when it comes to battling the summer heat! We thought we’d give you some tips for your vehicle, to make sure you’re staying cool driving around the McKinney/Frisco area this summer.
1. Check your air conditioner.
Make sure your air conditioner is working. This may be a given, but many people don’t think to get their air conditioner checked before the dog days of summer. They wait until it actually breaks down. We do A/C checks for any kind of vehicle. You can bring your car in and we’ll check it out to make sure your air conditioner is going to make it throughout the summer.
But what you do NOT want to fall for is some of those A/C in a can “fixes.” We see this all the time! They are a short-term fix, but they are not a long-term fix. And summer in Texas is long! So bring your vehicle in and let us make sure your air conditioner will keep keeping you cool!
2. Tint your windows.
If your windows are not tinted, consider getting that done. This is a great way to keep your car a little bit cooler. Obviously tinted windows won’t take the place of a good air conditioner, but every little bit helps! Keep in mind that there are laws about how dark you can tint your windows.
3. Park in the shade.
Whenever you’re out running around, to the grocery store or to the movies, try to park in the shade. This also sounds like common sense, but many people don’t think about it. If it means parking a little further away to keep your car in the shade, it’s often worth it. Obviously, you don’t want to park too far out, or your car might be an easy target for a break-in. But if you can park in the shade, when you come back to your vehicle it won’t feel quite like a billion degrees when you get back in.
4. Use a windshield sun shade.
If you do have to park in the sun, put a sun shade up on your windshield. Again, this won’t cool your car all the way down, but any little bit will help in this heat. This is one more thing you can do to make it easier to cool your car down once you’re back in it.
Hopefully, these tips will help you roll through the rest of June, July, and August in a cooler vehicle! Stay cool, folks!
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