This is how you can survive the heat in your car without air conditioning
There’s a heat wave going on in many places in Europe. The temperatures are getting far above 30 °C, so it’s important to cool off as much as you can during the day. Some drivers are blessed with lovely, cool air conditioning in their cars. Others aren’t so lucky and get stuck in a traffic jam in a scorching hot car. Don’t have A/C in your car? Try these tips to make life more bearable during this heat.
With these tips you’ll be able to cool down your car a little bit.
To start with we’ve got a simple tip that’ll make things a lot better already: hang a few wet washcloths in front of the air blowers in your car. The air that comes out of the blowers will feel a lot cooler because of this. It’s important to have multiple wet washcloths on hand, though, because the air blowers will of course cause the cloths to dry within no time at all.
Preparing yourself properly before you get into your car can help out a lot to cool off once you’re inside it. Cool clothes make things a lot better, but stepping into your car with wet hair works even beter. Your scalp will be able to cool down much better because of the moisture that evaporates in your hair. Your entire body temperature will go down this way.
This trick has its origins in hot, rural Arizona, USA. The inhabitants have been using this trick since the 40s of the previous century to make driving in cars without A/C bearable. To cool down your car you should place a small bowl or container filled with ice cubes on the floor of the car. The ventilation, especially near your legs, will blow cooler air throughout your car because of the ice cubes.
Bottles of water
Don’t have any ice cubes on hand? You can still follow the tip above; just use a frozen bottle of water. A frozen bottle of water can be useful in other ways as well. For example, you can wrap one in a towel and place it in your neck when you have to wait in a traffic jam for a long time. Has the ice in the bottle melted down? Then you’ve got fresh, cold water to drink. It’s a win-win situation!
Curious to know what other handy tips we’ve got to cool down your car during a heat wave? Go to the next page to read more!
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