AUSTIN, KXAN – Jumping in a car on a day when the temperature hits 100 degrees can rattle even the least flapping of us.
It’s certainly uncomfortable, but it’s also dangerous. On a warm day, your car can quickly heat up to lethal levels, even with the windows partially closed.
For parents looking to lower heat levels so their kids don’t get burned on car seats, KXAN meteorologist Kristen Curry has some tips.
Black absorbs the most heat of any color, so put a white towel over the dark seat or car seat to keep it a little cooler.
The towel can also prevent your child from getting scalded by the hot seat buckle.
Consider investing in a cooling towel that you can take from home to your car when you’re out and about. These towels can keep you cool longer than cloth towels, and they can cool you down in extreme heat.
Keep sunshades and widow tints on your car windows. These devices block 90-95% of UV rays from entering your car and help keep your car seats cool.
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