This is how you survive driving in the heat

During the past summer months we have experienced that heat waves in the Netherlands have become the rule rather than the exception. We speak of a heat wave if a temperature of at least 25 degrees is reached for at least five days in a row, of which it is at least thirty days. There have been almost as many heat waves in the 21st century as there have been in the entire 20th century. We will therefore increasingly have to deal with higher temperatures in the summer, also in the car. Read our favorite occasions with climate control in this article.

Favorite used cars with climate control

You see more and more vehicles that have ‘climate control’, but what is this actually? With this function it is possible to constantly maintain the desired temperature in the car. All you have to do is set the correct temperature. Your car then regulates that this temperature is achieved using a special control system in the dashboard. Do you want to purchase an occasion that has climate control? Read more about our 4 favorite vehicles with this feature below.

#1 Toyota Yaris

With the hybrid Yaris from the reliable Japanese brand Toyota, you don’t have to choose between a combustion engine or an electric motor. This model has the best of both worlds.

The complete equipment of this Yaris includes heated seats, 16-inch alloy wheels, roof spoiler, LED rear lights, electrically operated windows and a rear seat that can be folded in parts. You activate the automatic climate control with the push of a button.

The most important features of the Toyota Yaris are highlighted below:

Body Hatchback
number of doors 5
number of seats 5
Fuel Hybrid
circuit Vending machine
Number of gears N/A
Assets 116 hp
Top speed 175 kilometers per hour
Drive Front Wheel (FWD)
Energy label a

#2Peugeot 3008

If you purchase a Peugeot, you benefit from the years of experience that the brand has. Peugeot has been producing cars for over 130 years.

All vehicles focus on innovation and the ultimate driving experience. These features can also be seen in the Peugeot 3008. This model includes 19-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, extra tinted glass, electrically operated windows, electrically folding exterior mirrors and of course climate control.

The most important features of the Peugeot 3008 are highlighted below:

Body SUV
number of doors 5
number of seats 5
Fuel Petrol
circuit Manual transmission
Number of gears 6
Assets 131 hp
Top speed 188 kilometers per hour
Drive Front Wheel (FWD)
Energy label B

Would you rather benefit from the combination of a combustion and electric motor?

#3 BMW X1

The BMW X1 is regarded as one of the most sporty and compact SUVs available on the car market. The design fully corresponds to the new generation of BMW models.

This X1 features 17-inch alloy wheels, aluminum roof rails, heated windshield washers, LED daytime running lights, automatic climate control and a rear seat that can be folded in parts.

The most important features of this popular BMW X1 at a glance:

Body SUV
number of doors 5
number of seats 5
Fuel Petrol
circuit Vending machine
Number of gears N/A
Assets 140 hp
Top speed 203 kilometers per hour
Drive Front Wheel (FWD)
Energy label D

With these 4 tips you can survive a car ride in the heat

Getting into a sweltering car is absolutely no fun. Fortunately, climate control helps to get it up to temperature quickly. What else can you do to avoid getting caught up in the heat while driving? We have listed the most important tips for you:

Tip #1 Park your car in a shady spot

Are you looking for a parking space? If possible, park your car where there is shade. Note that the sun rotates. Do you want to make sure that your car is not warming up in the blazing sun? Then look for a parking garage.

Tip #2 Ventilate well before departure

If it is hot in your car, it is important to air your car well before departure. The worst heat can disappear as a result. Is most of the heat coming out of your car? Close all windows and, if your vehicle has one, turn on your air conditioning or climate control. With some electric cars it is even possible to switch on the air conditioning in advance, ideal!

Tip #3 Ventilation position on recirculation

Don’t have air conditioning? Then it is advisable to set the ventilation position to recirculation. With this position, warm air is no longer drawn in from the outside. Instead, the cooler air is circulated inside your car.

Tip #4 Check the engine

Do not only check whether you are comfortable in your car, but also consider the temperature of your engine. If your engine overheats, you can see this on the temperature gauge. Is this in red? Then stop driving immediately and park your car. This is an important warning that you should not ignore. You can also recognize an overheated engine by the coolant light coming on on the dashboard.

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