People are only just realising about easy £7 hack that will help keep your car cool this summer | The Sun

DRIVERS have been left stunned after discovering an easy £7 hack that will help to keep their car cool this summer.

With plenty of summer sun on the way, Britain's motorists are looking for cheaper ways to reduce the temperature inside their cars.

Having to rely on the air conditioning system can reduce your motor's fuel economy, and will lower overall battery range if you drive an EV.

Handily, TikTok user @brcke took to social media to share a £7 car retractable sun shade that can be bought online and has excellent customer reviews.

According to researchers from BMW, cabin and dashboard temperatures can rise to over 60 degrees after one hour in strong direct sunlight.

They explained: "Interior car components, particularly dark plastic, dashboards, seats and upholstery, take on significant thermal stress when exposed to direct sunlight, humidity and ambient temperatures above 60 degrees."


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But they discovered that a good car sun cover or shade could reduce cabin and dashboard temperatures by about 8% to 25%.

The video has had hundreds of views and six comments on social media.

Most people in the comments asked the poster for more details about this product.

One asked: "Where can I buy one?"

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Another asked: "How much does it cost."

This comes after a car expert revealed the three hacks that all drivers need to know to make their life easier.

Plus, a car expert revealed a little-known tip to improve your car's fuel economy this summer – and it could save you hundreds of pounds.

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