Five top tips to keep your car cool in 33C heatwave WITHOUT turning on your air-conditioning | The Sun

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ONE of the worst things about the summer heat is sitting in a baking hot car.

And as Brits bask in 30C heat this summer, the top tips to help cool down your vehicle have been revealed – here are just a few. 

Craig Forbes, motoring expert from auto dealership Peter Vardy, said many drivers will know the pain of getting into a sizzling car.

He said: "My advice to drivers would be to take care during the heatwave, take extra steps to cool your car’s interior and if you think it’s too hot to drive comfortably, don’t get behind the wheel.” 

But there's some simple tricks to avoid overheating in your car as the mercury climbs.

One tip is to hang an iced damp flannel in front of your vents.


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Take an iced cloth into the car with you and place loosely over the vents so cool air will be blown as you drive.

Covering your steering wheel with a small hand towel can also reduce the heat.

This helps keep the contact temperature of your steering wheel down.

If your car is still parked before taking off on your journey or you've pulled up a location with a view, you might want to take a second to fan your car.

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RAC remind drivers you can get some fresh air inside by swinging the doors open and closed.

This one requires a bit of confidence so don't be afraid to unashamedly repeat the open-close motion until the hot air is expelled.

It might seem like a no-brainer, but keeping the windows open while driving will keep the car cool.

The trick is to do this only for a minute or two until the air coming from the vents feels cooler than the outside temperature.

One of the most simple ways for a cooler car is to avoid the sun.

Park in the shade and drive in the coldest parts of the day whenever possible.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for extreme temperatures for much of England.

The alert will be in place from Sunday until Tuesday with the hottest temperatures expected at the start of the week.

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Temperatures are expected to reach the mid 30Cs.

In its long range forecast, the Met Office said: “Temperatures will rise through the weekend, with most areas becoming very warm or hot, with the potential for an exceptionally hot spell in parts of central, south, or east England.”

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