4 Amazing Vehicle Features For Summer

August 7th, 2018 by

It’s summertime! And that means hot vehicles and road trips. We’re going to tell you about some of the best features you should be taking advantage of during the summer months in your vehicle.

1. Adaptive Cruise Control

This is an awesome vehicle feature to have, no matter what time of the year. It’s perfect for road trips and it’s just that extra hand-holding while you’re driving. How it works is when you activate your vehicle’s adaptive cruise control, the vehicle will maintain a set speed like regular cruise control does. The added bonus is that it will monitor the distance of the vehicle ahead.  If there are no vehicles ahead, the system simply allows your vehicle to continue cruising. It will automatically maintain a safe following distance from cars in front. This feature is one that makes us realize we’re living in the future and it’s definitely something to put to good use on long summer road trips!

2. Multi-Zone Climate Control

We can bet that at some point in your life, you’ve been sitting in a vehicle and you want the temperature to be set at something different than someone else in the vehicle. Well, aren’t we lucky that most newer vehicles have (or at least have the option to upgrade) multi-zone climate control? This is arguably one of the best features to have for long road trips so you can feel comfortable the entire distance. Whether you or your kids in the back seat want colder air. Some vehicles even have three-zone climate control so that mom, dad, and the kids can each set the temperature they want. Perfect!

3. Ventilated Seats and Sunshades

Ventilated seats are an amazing feature to have in the summer, especially if you have leather. Even if it’s an extra cost, it’s something worthwhile to feel cool bursts of air on your back instead of hot, sticky leather on a summer day. It’s something to think about.

Sunshades are another great feature for summertime especially if you travel with children or pets. These are not there so you can leave your kids or pets in the vehicle unattended in the heat. But they are a great option to attach to your windows (if your vehicle doesn’t already have some included or window tint) and it will keep the sun from heating up your vehicle too quickly. This also includes those really stylish tin foil-looking bendy things people put in their windshields. These are an inexpensive option to keep your vehicle cool during a road trip, or while parked. Get your hands on one for just $12 on Amazon!

4. Rear Seat Entertainment System

This one is for the families! Everyone knows that road trips get boring after a while, especially for kids. Their attention span is so quick, they’ll be nagging you and saying they’re bored before you even hit the first landmark. An entertainment system is a must-have for summer road trips. Whether it’s an aftermarket TV added to your vehicle or an iPad, be sure to pack something for your kids and keep everyone entertained.

Stay Cool

These are just a few options to help keep you and your vehicle feeling cool during the summer months. Most are inexpensive options, others are added features that only some vehicles may have or be able to upgrade to. Either way, some of these are definitely worth looking into, especially if you’ve got a road trip coming up. If you’re interested in any vehicle accessories, don’t hesitate to call us with questions.

 

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