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How to keep your car from getting butt-burningly hot this summer

Plus, cool it off quickly when you're ready to hit the road.
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Inside the oven

After sitting in the blazing sun, that steering wheel feels painfully hot.

It’s a balmy 75 degrees outside, but as soon as you open the door of your parked car, an oppressive cloud of heat envelops you. Here’s how to keep your vehicle from getting so hot—even when you can’t find a shady parking spot—and how to cool it off as quickly as possible before you hop in.

Why your car is so stinking hot

On a sunny day, your car will always be hotter than the outside temperature thanks

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