The thought of getting into the car during the summer months can be an unpleasant one, as there is rarely a more uncomfortable place to be than in an overheated vehicle.
Thankfully, there are plenty of options for keeping you and your passengers cool during summer car journeys, so we’ve put together a list of our five top rated accessories to help you keep cool this summer.
1. For cold drinks and snacks
No long car journey is complete without a selection of food and drink, but during the summer months it can be difficult to keep snacks and beverages cold, which always makes them less appealing.
An in-car fridge is the ideal remedy for this issue, and the compact and lightweight Indel B TB18 Portable Compressor Refrigerator is the perfect option for cars of any size. Due to its size and high performance, this is the ideal for both cars and campervans.
Boasting an 18-litre volume and extremely low combustion rates, this fridge has an adjustable strap so is easy to carry around when it’s not in use in the car. It is also one of the highest rated for keeping a consistently low temperature condition.
- Compact size
- Easy to carry
- Low consumption rates
2. For cooling the air
Keeping the car cool can be tricky, especially when you’re stuck in traffic or parked up, making a dual head car fan a great addition to any journey. It’s also a great way to save money by not using the air conditioning system, as it uses less energy and so saves you money on fuel.
Designed to blow hot air out of the car, and to improve air circulation and quality, the Florally Dual Head Car Auto Cooling Air Fan will instantly cool all passengers, and conveniently can be attached anywhere on the dashboard.
- Lifetime warranty
- Keeps passengers cool
- Improves ventilation
3. To protect your eyes
There are thousands of different sunglasses available for use while driving, but do they all protect you from harmful UV rays and (more importantly) make driving easier?
It is vital that your vision is not compromised while you are driving, but this can be an issue when the sun is blazing into your car, and reflecting from the road into your eyes. The best way to combat this is to wear high UV protection sunglasses, like thsee highly rated ATTCL Men’s Sports Polarized Sunglasses. The glasses, which reduce the effects of glare from the road, protect your eyes and have a comfortable fit, while looking stylish too.
- Polarized lenses
- Available in a range of colours
- UV resistant
4. To improve your air con
Although air conditioning in the car is often enough to keep you and your passengers cool during summer car journeys, sometimes it isn’t powerful or quick enough to keep you comfortable in the heat.
Air Conditioning Recharger Auto Freeze can be used to make your air con colder, as well as help it to work up to 50% faster. It also helps to extend the life of your air conditioning system by protecting it and sealing any leaks. We really rate this product because it means you can turn the air conditioning right down, thus saving on fuel costs while keeping ice cold.
- Provides cold air quickly
- Suitable for all cars with air conditioning
- Fast and easy to use
5. For your backseat passengers
Having pets or children sitting in the back of the car on a hot day can be a concern, as they can be more affected by the heat than adults are. Protecting them is important, especially on long journeys. JellyBabaBaby Car Window Sun Shades are perfect for achieving this. They are created from double layer material which blocks UV rays, shading those in the backseats from both heat and light.
Designed to fit over the door frame, the sun shade covers the entire window pane. The windows can still be opened when the shades are in use, so a cool breeze can enter the car through the material.
- Blocks UV rays
- Easy to fit and remove
- Windows can still be opened
With these cooling car accessories, you can be sure that travelling will be a comfortable experience all summer long. Tell us what you think about these products in the comments below.
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