Its pretty common that Sri Lankan drivers experience some pretty intense weather-as we live on the equator we experience a continuous summer and humid weather all year round. Thus, we often seek refuge in the comfort of air conditioning. Here are a number of methods you can use to combat the heat and humidity:
1. Park in a shade: One of the most simplest methods-park in the shade. Look for a shady spot and park your vehicle in a way that the sun hits the rear window and not your windshield. This may not be as effective as using sunshades, but its an effective method nevertheless.
2. Tinted windows: If you have the money to splurge, its a good way to block out the sun. The last thing you want is having the glare of the sun disturb you while youre driving; this can cause accidents as it temporarily blinds the driver. However, If you don’t have enough funds to spend, you could always consider wearing sunglasses while you drive.
NOTE: If you are adding tinted glass, be sure to check the law regarding the legality of it.Tinted glass is OK for the rear windows, but it is an offense if the windscreen and the two front windows are tinted. If you are ever unsure, please refer the Motor Traffic Act.
3. Sun shades: A pretty smart investment, these nifty devices block the rays of the sun, meaning that the temperature is a lot lower so your car stays much cooler than if you were without sun shades. If you don’t have one, try asking around at local garages and auto repair shops-they should be able to point you in the right direction.
6. Cloth seats-Hot seats are always uncomfortable. If you happen to own a vehicle with leather seating, we’d strongly advise that you switch to cloth. If you prefer leather seats though, get a seat cover/towel so that you have some level of protection for your skin.
Disclaimer: The views shared in this blog are based on the macro economic conditions & industry status quo as per the time of publishing.