Hot Cars: How can I stay cool in my car without AC?
How can I stay cool in my car without AC?
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Staying cool in a hot car without AC can be challenging. Consider implementing some tips and tricks to reduce the heat in your vehicle, such as parking in the shade and going grocery shopping early in the morning or late at night. For more suggestions, please view the following articles:
- How to Cool Yourself in a Car Without Air Conditioning
- Top 10 Tips: Keep Your Parked Car Cool This Summer
There are several products you might want to consider that are designed to reduce the heat in your car:
- Ronoa Car Sun Shade (at Amazon Canada) is a dark cloth that glides onto your rear windows to block out sunlight and reduce the heat in your car. The benefit of these shades over suction cup shades is you can easily roll your windows down and let a breeze in. The product costs around $10 (CDN) for a pack of two.
- EzyShade Windshield Sun Shade (at Amazon Canada) provides anti-UV protection and sunlight reflection to keep the temperature inside your car low. This product costs around $30 (CDN).
- AutoTrend 12V Suction Fan can suction onto your dashboard and plug into your cigarette lighter to offer better car circulation. The fan works for cars ranging in age from a ’54 Bel-Air to newer vehicles with cigarette lighters. The product costs around $25 (CDN).
- Car Cooling Air Fan 12V – Rear Seat by ZoneTech (at Amazon Canada) can help increase your car’s air circulation and ventilation. If you have the fans facing the rear of your vehicle while having the backseat windows open, the fans can help push out the heat from the front of the car. The fans work for cars ranging in age from a ’54 Bel-Air to newer vehicles with cigarette lighters. The product costs around $40 (CDN).