August in Texas can be one of the most brutal months. Instead of scorching in your car the next time you’re out an about, try these () tips on how to reduce heat inside of your car this summer:

  • Use a window shield to reflect sun away from your car. The shield will help keep your car cooler inside, and will cover your steering wheel and dashboard (and your seats too!) This will protect your car from sun damage on the inside, and it will help keep your hands safe.
  • Cover your steering wheel and buckles with a towel if you don’t have access to a window shield.
  • Open and close your doors rapidly to help flush out heat inside.
  • Crank your AC and crack your windows open slightly to vacuum out hot air.
  • Leave your windows cracked open slightly and park in the shade. Remember to never keep valuables in your car.
  • Invest in a sun shade that you can place on back seat windows.

If you’re in a pinch and need to get in your car quickly and go, don’t forget to stay hydrated. Dress for hot weather or in layers, and get cooled off as quickly as possible!