How to Keep a Car Seat Cool in the Summer

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If you’ve got a kid, you want them to be comfortable as you head around Pocatello. If you don’t know how to keep a car seat cool in the summer, we’ve got some tips for you. And if you’re interested in safety features for your little one, we’ve got some conversations to have with you! Come on over to Ron Sayer Nissan in Idaho Falls where we’ll help you find the perfect new vehicle for your family’s needs.



Some Car Seat Cooling Tips and Tricks

  • Pick a light color when choosing your child’s car seat. Darker colors absorb more light, which translates to more heat on your Ammon car seat.
  • Point rear air conditioning ducts toward your child. New car shoppers should check out rear air conditioning ducts that provide greater airflow to backseat passengers.
  • Use a freezable child seat cooling mat. On hot summer days, a freezable mat can keep your baby’s child seat cooled when you’re away from the car.
  • Tint your windows a bit. This is a must in cities where the sun is shining intensely during the day. This will keep heat and UV rays out of your car.
  • Precool your cabin. Many new cars and SUVs have a remote start, meaning you can set the AC before you hop in the car. Your days of getting into a hot car are over!
  • Use a cooling car seat liner. Seat liners can prevent the buildup of heat in your car seat’s fabric, allowing air to flow through more easily.
  • Use a child seat shade to block out the sun. Last but not least, you can cover the seat entirely when it’s not being used. There are several shades available for purchase.

Find Our Safety Experts in Idaho Falls

If you’re a Rexburg driver who’s looking for a safe vehicle and accessories, come to Idaho Falls and have a chat with us. We’re Ron Sayer Nissan and we’re ready to help you make the right choice. Contact us today with your questions. We’ve also got a parts page that will help you order the right kid-friendly accessories for your vehicle.


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