clock July 19, 2012 comments No Comments flowchart Family & Home CareOur Blog tag Weather

Are you heading out for a summer road trip with your family? You might be wondering how you can keep cool during the hot season. These tips could help you stay cooler during long road trips in the warm weather. Before you set off on your trip, it might be a good idea to check that your auto insurance is up-to-date.

Preparing Your Car
Window tinting could help with shielding out some of the light that enters your car, but do check local tinting laws in Rhode Island for the permitted levels when tinting your car windows. Window shields or deflectors for the back windows could also help your family stay cooler in the car.


Where possible and practical, drive during the cooler periods of the day. Sunlight is usually most intense around the midday, so try and plan your road time for the early mornings or late afternoons.

Staying Cooling in the Car
Stay hydrated with lots of water and iced drinks in insulated bags. When parking, choose well-shaded spots so you won’t be returning to a very hot vehicle after rest breaks.

A road trip can be a wonderful way to celebrate the summer, and these tips might help you and your family stay cool on the road. Before setting off on your road trip, check your auto policy to ensure that it is up-to-date, and take the plan details with you, just in case.