Prepare Your Car for a Heatwave


CARS.COM — The first official day of summer is this week, but many parts of the country are getting an early taste. According to The Weather Channel, much of the country is experiencing warmer-than-average temperatures this month, but the Southwest is feeling the brunt of it.

Related: More Safety News

Sweltering heat and blazing sun are bearing down on California, Arizona and Nevada; in Phoenix, planes can’t take off because of extreme heat. Cars also struggle when temps rise. Make sure you and your car are ready; follow these tips to keep your car and your passengers cool and protected:

Help Your Car Beat the Summer Heat

Video: Helping Your Car Beat the Summer Heat Is No Sweat

Tips to Cool the Car This Summer

Begging for a Breakdown: 5 Ways Summer Travelers Ask for Trouble

A Locked Car Can Prevent Child Heatstroke Death

Video: Use These Tips to Prevent Heatstroke in Cars

Latest expert reviews