Is there anything worse than a hot, stuffy car in the summer? You may enjoy spending time outdoors during the summer months, but the heat and sun can make driving around intolerable, as your car may feel like an oven when you get in and take what feels like an eternity to cool down to a comfortable temperature.
We at StateWide Ford know how important your pets are to you- they’re a part of your family! Just like family, it’s often times fun to bring your pets along on a drive around time or road trip across the country. But also just like your family, you want to keep your pet safe, which is why we want to encourage pet safety during the hot summer months. You love having your furry little friend in the passenger seat, and they may love you for it, but if there’s the possibility of your pet being left in the car alone, sometimes it’s best to leave them in the comforts of an air conditioned home. On an 85-degree day, it only takes ten minutes for the inside of your car to reach 102 degrees even when the windows have been left open an inch or two. Within 30 minutes, a car’s interior can reach 120 degrees! The temperature outside may be a pleasant 70 degrees, but the inside of your car can be 20 degrees hotter; and against popular belief, shade offers little protection on a hot day and moves with the sun. Continue reading