5 Things You Should Know About Car Temperatures

  • Jul 16, 2018
  • Resources & Tips

Summer is here and with comes a lot of sunny weather and high temperatures. Here are 5 things you may not know about the temperatures inside your car.

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1) CLOUDS DON’T MATTER

Even on a cloudy day, temperatures can still reach high temperatures extremely fast. Although the sun can make this process faster, cloud coverage on a hot day can still do just as much damage.

2) OUTSIDE VS INSIDE

Due to what is known as the Greenhouse Effect, the temperatures inside a car can reach a much higher temperature than the temperature outside. Just because it feels not too bad outside doesn’t mean it will be the same inside the car.

3) IT HAPPENS FAST

It doesn’t take long for your car to go from air-conditioning cool to hot once you cut off the engine. Within seconds you can feel the heat increasing, and after as little as 10 minutes the internal temperatures can reach dangerous levels.

4) HOW IT FEELS

To put things into perspective for you, the average temperature of a hot tub is 104deg F. ON a 70deg F day, it would take only 30 minutes to reach this temperature inside your car.

5) WHAT IT CAN DO

Prolonged exposure to high temperatures is bad for you and your pets health. These issues include but are not limited to: fatigue, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, sun stroke, and in some cases death.

 

High temperatures are dangerous for everyone from kids to adults to pets. Vehicle-related heat exposure can be easily avoided by never leaving a person or animal in a car. Make sure to plan ahead to avoid the situation altogether.