Park your VW in the shade this summer

Park in the shade

Although it’s hard to imagine a warm, sunny day after so many months of winter weather, better temperatures are on the way. Undoubtedly, however, at some point this summer, drivers will catch themselves complaining about the heat and the awful moments when they first get into a car that’s been sitting in the sun all day.

Everyone knows that parking inside of a garage will keep a car’s interior from reaching unbearable temperatures. But that’s not always an option. Tracking down a parking spot in the shade, however, usually is. According to the editors at Reader’s Digest, in addition to reducing the temperature in a car’s interior, parking in the shade can also minimize interior damage from UV sunlight.

“If no shade is available or if you find parking under a tree results in bird droppings, use a car shade to minimize the sun’s impact,” they suggest.