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With the summer approaching it is now the time to start thinking about just how to keep yourself cool in your vehicle. Van drivers are particularly in need of keeping cool as they spend so long each day in their vehicle. There are numerous ways to stop you overheating all of which are a lot more practical than what people in 1940’s America did. They would often place a large ice block on their vans floorboard and allow that to keep the car cool.

Air conditioning is probably the best solution when it comes to cooling the inside of your van but in most cases unless it is preinstalled it can be quite expensive to both fit and use. Nowadays you can find many solutions to this problem from auto suppliers should you not have air conditioning installed.

Van Roof Vents

These vents are a great addition to your van and they can be installed very easily on either the cab or the cargo area. The van roof vents are quiet and roof-rack friendly giving you the option to get the most use of your vans storage areas as possible.

Sun Visors

Consisting mostly of smoked / tinted high impact resistant acrylic and fitted especially for your vehicle these items can help immensely with blocking sunlight, glare and in effect keeping the van cooler.

Fans

There are many different sizes and shapes of fans that you can easily install in your cab to keep yourself cool. These can either be powered by batteries or by being plugged into your vans 12 volt charger port.

Another accessory you could have installed within your van (depending on the size) could be a hand wash unit. These are great not only for helping you to freshen up at any point during the day but can also be very handy for day to day use depending on how messy your profession is!

There are plenty of practical tips that can help you keep cool in the summer months, take for example the planning of your journeys. If you can choose when to make your journeys then why not take any long journeys first thing in the morning, it is much cooler in the morning before the sun has risen fully.

Making sure that your van is ready for the hot weather is also another task that should be taken before and throughout the summer. Checking your coolant levels is one of the first things to do, should your coolant levels be too low then your vans pipes and tubes could become corroded and cause blockages. Other items to check are tyres, battery and even the cars cooling fan.

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Source by Thom Sanders