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Mabel
Posted on: 2009/11/28 1:51
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Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
How do you cool down a hot interior?
Have you ever walked across a hot asphalt parking lot, and, with each step, dreaded the moment you have to open the car door and climb into an oven? Keep these tips in mind to beat the heat inside your car:

1. Parking Tips

The most obvious thing we can do to keep the car cool is park in the shade. If there is no shade, try to park so that the sun comes in the back window. At least that way the front dash, steering wheel, and seats don't get as hot.

2. Vent the Windows

Another technique I've used is to crack the windows about a half-inch to allow some airflow. My daughter uses side vent shades on the backseat windows. They look a little tacky, but they keep the sun off the backseat; and when kids are riding in their car seats, it keeps the sun off them, protecting them from UV rays as well as the heat.

3. Don't Be Afraid to Blast the A/C

Once you enter that hot car, turn on the air conditioner and open your windows a couple of inches. Some people think they have to run the car for a while (to warm up the engine) before turning on the air conditioning (increasing the load). There is no truth to this. Start the car, open the windows, and turn the air conditioning on high. This will efficiently lower the interior temperatures because the cool air produced will displace the hot air, pushing it out the windows. As soon as it's cooled off, close the windows.

4. Shield Your Windows

A car sitting in a parking lot all day can reach temperatures well over 100 degrees. There are several companies that make windshield shields that block out the sun's rays. Not only do they lower interior temperatures, but they also stop the UV rays from damaging dashboards and fading fabrics. A cheaper alternative is to use a common household item. A friend of mine keeps a white towel in her car and throws it over the dash/steering wheel. The white reflects the light and helps reduce the heat somewhat.

Many new cars feature UV blocking of some sort, so the chances are that you've likely already seen or driven a car with a UV-blocking window.

5. Tint Your Windows

Window tinting is very effective in lowering interior temperatures. Country allow tinting, but the degree of tinting is defined..


6. Car Shoppers, Keep This in Mind

For those of you in the market for a car, there are two important things you can keep in mind as you purchase your next vehicle. We recommend drivers choose cloth interiors rather than leather. Leather tends to absorb heat and thus it gets much hotter in the sun.

http://autos.aol.com/article/hot-car


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busybody
Posted on: 2009/11/28 12:30
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2009/7/12
From: Penang
Posts: 38
Benz Model: W169 A170
Message:
Re: How do you cool down a hot interior?
It is true to get cloth interior instead of "classy" leather...

hoggies
Posted on: 2009/11/28 12:40
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Joined: 2008/4/6
From: KL
Posts: 1868
Benz Model: W124 230E
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Re: How do you cool down a hot interior?
I always wind my windows down to leave a gap at the top when I park my car in the sun, makes a big difference. hopefully small habits like this will preserve the life of the dashboard and the interior. Tinting also helps tremendously


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Ridzuan
Posted on: 2009/11/28 15:09
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Joined: 2007/8/31
From: Klang/Dengkil
Posts: 130
Benz Model: W124 E220 MP
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Re: How do you cool down a hot interior?
Quote:

hoggies wrote:
I always wind my windows down to leave a gap at the top when I park my car in the sun, makes a big difference. hopefully small habits like this will preserve the life of the dashboard and the interior. Tinting also helps tremendously


Watch out for unpredictable rain. It had happened to me. When I parked, it was hot & sunny day. Suddendly, heavy downpour without warning. Luckily, I was eating nearby.. quickly run & wind-up the window to avoid flooded in the car.
hoggies
Posted on: 2009/11/28 15:15
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Joined: 2008/4/6
From: KL
Posts: 1868
Benz Model: W124 230E
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Re: How do you cool down a hot interior?
I usually leave only a very small gap of maybe 1/4 inch, furthermore the rain in the west coast take macam typhoon like your part of the country!


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19owner
Posted on: 2009/11/29 2:11
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Joined: 2008/5/16
From: Kuala Lumpur
Posts: 4847
Benz Model: W201 and Others
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Re: How do you cool down a hot interior?
Quote:

Mabel wrote:
Have you ever walked across a hot asphalt parking lot, and, with each step, dreaded the moment you have to open the car door and climb into an oven? Keep these tips in mind to beat the heat inside your car:

1. Parking Tips

The most obvious thing we can do to keep the car cool is park in the shade. If there is no shade, try to park so that the sun comes in the back window. At least that way the front dash, steering wheel, and seats don't get as hot.

2. Vent the Windows

Another technique I've used is to crack the windows about a half-inch to allow some airflow. My daughter uses side vent shades on the backseat windows. They look a little tacky, but they keep the sun off the backseat; and when her kids are riding in their car seats, it keeps the sun off them, protecting them from UV rays as well as the heat.

3. Don't Be Afraid to Blast the A/C

Once you enter that hot car, turn on the air conditioner and open your windows a couple of inches. Some people think they have to run the car for a while (to warm up the engine) before turning on the air conditioning (increasing the load). There is no truth to this. Start the car, open the windows, and turn the air conditioning on high. This will efficiently lower the interior temperatures because the cool air produced will displace the hot air, pushing it out the windows. As soon as it's cooled off, close the windows.

4. Shield Your Windows

A car sitting in a parking lot all day can reach temperatures well over 100 degrees. There are several companies that make windshield shields that block out the sun's rays. Not only do they lower interior temperatures, but they also stop the UV rays from damaging dashboards and fading fabrics. A cheaper alternative is to use a common household item. A friend of mine keeps a white towel in her car and throws it over the dash/steering wheel. The white reflects the light and helps reduce the heat somewhat.

Many new cars feature UV blocking of some sort, so the chances are that you've likely already seen or driven a car with a UV-blocking window.

5. Tint Your Windows

Window tinting is very effective in lowering interior temperatures. Country allow tinting, but the degree of tinting is defined..


6. Car Shoppers, Keep This in Mind

For those of you in the market for a car, there are two important things you can keep in mind as you purchase your next vehicle. We recommend drivers choose cloth interiors rather than leather. Leather tends to absorb heat and thus it gets much hotter in the sun.

http://autos.aol.com/article/hot-car


seen people (using their garden hose)spraying water onto their car before they get into it...well, maybe once a while is ok but don't do it often as it will destroy the paintwork in the long run...

Mabel
Posted on: 2009/11/29 17:36
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Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: How do you cool down a hot interior?
Quote:

busybody wrote:
It is true to get cloth interior instead of "classy" leather...



If your car is parked in door or under cover car park, than the classy leather would be fine. But if the car most of the time in the hot sun, might as well get a cloth interior..the leather won't stand a chance against those heat.


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Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
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YUS
Posted on: 2009/11/30 23:50
Home away from home
Joined: 2009/2/9
From: SETAPAK, KUALA LUMPUR
Posts: 356
Benz Model: C220(202),190E(201
Message:
Re: How do you cool down a hot interior?
Quote:

19owner wrote:


seen people (using their garden hose)spraying water onto their car before they get into it...well, maybe once a while is ok but don't do it often as it will destroy the paintwork in the long run...



Another tip is to use water spray bottle to spray INSIDE your car. Advisable with the door open. To have a nicer smell add a little bit of perfume in the bottle...its works for me


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Mabel
Posted on: 2009/12/2 21:51
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Joined: 2007/8/7
From: Shah Alam, Cyber Jaya, Sunway
Posts: 20052
Benz Model: S320L, E240, C200
Message:
Re: How do you cool down a hot interior?
Quote:

YUS wrote:
Another tip is to use water spray bottle to spray INSIDE your car. Advisable with the door open. To have a nicer smell add a little bit of perfume in the bottle...its works for me



Thanks you!. Enclosed are additional tips on how to help you to keep your car fresh or odor free.

1. Purchase a car air freshener. Often car fresheners are initially very strong. If you find the scent too overwhelming, open the package and take the freshener only halfway out, then tuck it under the car seat. You can put it in a more conspicuous place if you need stronger freshening after a few days on the road.

2. Try to establish a no smoking rule in the vehicle. If this proves impossible, do not use the car's ashtray. Instead, have the smoker use a disposable cup half filled with water, that can be covered when not in use and thrown out when you stop.

3. Eat outside of the vehicle as much as possible. If you do eat inside, open the windows or circulate the air with the AC or heat. Put all wrappers in the trash bags, and dispose of the bags at every stop. Use the cleaning wipes to thoroughly clean out the cup holders, steering wheel, and all other plastic components of the vehicle, either when you finish eating or when you stop.

4. Use the paper towels to clean up any fuel spills, and dispose of them properly at the gas station.

5. When you stop at night, or will be out of the vehicle for a few hours, spritz the upholstery with the fabric refresher. This will help draw out any lingering odors


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Cheers/Mabel

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
Take time to read. It is the fountain of wisdom
Membership Number: One Nine Seven Seven

19owner
Posted on: 2009/12/3 0:57
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Joined: 2008/5/16
From: Kuala Lumpur
Posts: 4847
Benz Model: W201 and Others
Message:
Re: How do you cool down a hot interior?
Quote:

YUS wrote:
Quote:

19owner wrote:


seen people (using their garden hose)spraying water onto their car before they get into it...well, maybe once a while is ok but don't do it often as it will destroy the paintwork in the long run...



Another tip is to use water spray bottle to spray INSIDE your car. Advisable with the door open. To have a nicer smell add a little bit of perfume in the bottle...its works for me


oh okay...guess that will help too.
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