If you live anywhere in the Northeast, especially Maryland, then you understand how unbearable the heat can get during the summer months. As we get ready to enter maybe the hottest month of the year, we want to help make sure that you and your car stay cool to prevent any issues that may arise.
As you most likely already know, we have some days that are rapidly approaching 100 degrees, and with the humidity will have the temperatures feeling in excess of 100 degrees. It can be even worse for your car, and we have listed some helpful tips to help you and your car stay cool this summer.
Invest In A Sunshade
- Sunshades are very inexpensive and are made with several different designs on them to match your personality. Simply put the sunshade over your dashboard and behind your windshield, and this will help keep your car cool, and it will bounce the UV rays from sun away from your car. This will also help protect the leather or fabric inside your vehicle.
Windows Rolled Up
- With the summer heat, comes severe and unexpected thunderstorms, which means that you will have to leave your car parked with the windows up, which will have the interior of your vehicle insanely hot. When this happens, we recommend that you turn your AC on upon entering your vehicle and roll the windows down. This will help force the hot air out of your vehicle, and the AC air to help circulate the cool air into your vehicle. After a few minutes, it will be safe to roll your windows up and keep the AC on, which will help cool your car faster than simply rolling the windows down or just running the AC.
- Another common problem that may arise during the hot summer months is that of your engine overheating. Make sure to be aware of warning signs such as your check engine light, your vehicle temperature gauge, and steam coming from your engine. If you notice any of these signs, make sure to pull over safely, wait several minutes for your engine to cool, then open the hood, and check your coolant levels. If you notice that they are low, make sure to top them off, and if that doesn’t help, then you will have to take your vehicle to a professional to have it checked.
Get A Quote
It can get extremely hot during the summer months in Maryland, and any tips to help keep you and your vehicle cool will help you be more comfortable and be a more safe driver. If you need auto insurance, contact Maryland Auto Insurance today for a no-hassle quote.