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Quick Summer Heat Tips

By July 16, 2020 Insurance

Is it hot in here, or is it just you? Yes, that’s a pretty cheesy pickup line. Personally, we’re big fans of, “How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice! Hi, I’m @KemperInsurance.” If you tried that line in the past couple of weeks, you probably got a response saying that no, it is hot in here. And in there, outside, and everywhere else! As you’ve probably noticed, it’s been a wee bit scorching hot lately.  That’s why we decided to provide you with some advice to beat the heat…neat!

For instance, make sure the insides of your car don’t get too hot when you’re not there. In extreme circumstances, it can get so hot that it damages your car’s interior. Plus, hot air expands – it can crack your windows in extreme cases. To do this, you have several options. Get your windows tinted. Put up those window sun shields. Leave your window cracked open a little bit to allow air to escape.

Also, be sure to put on some sunglasses during the day. Not only will you look totally rad, but it’ll make you squint less and give you better vision while driving, reducing the risk of a crash and making your car insurance provider happy. This actually applies throughout the year, but the sun tends to be more extreme (like your sunglasses!) during these hot summer months. On a related note, put on sunscreen before going on long drives – harmful rays can come through your windows and cause some damage.

Finally, remember that with summer, there are children who aren’t occupied with school and homework. While you should always be careful not to hit careless eight year-olds running after balls in the street, you should be extra cautious this time of year.