You should observe these tips so that your car does not become a deadly heat trap! After all, you don’t have to drive a Tesla to save animals or small children from heat death in the car.
Car in summer: beware of heat death
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Years ago, Tesla introduced a literally cool feature for its vehicles like the Model 3: the dog mode. This function is intended to save animals in the Tesla from overheating. A test by the ADAC showed how useful Tesla’s dog mode is. Not only for dogs, but also for small children! Right now before the start of the travel season.
Because in a car standing in the blazing sun, the interior temperature can rise to well over 50 degrees. A car parked in the sun can be life-threatening for children or animals left behind. A driver, on the other hand, who immediately drives off in such a heated car is not able to concentrate – the risk of an accident increases.
The interior of the car heats up very quickly – regardless of whether the windows are closed or open.
The ADAC also refutes two myths related to the heating of cars with its test:
According to the ADAC, tinted windows (which can also be retrofitted with the appropriate film) or heat-insulating glazing help to lower the interior temperature: “Because the window surfaces have the largest share in the development of heat in the car. Their size, the angle of incidence of the sun and the color of the Indoors have a strong influence on warming. Films on the windows also protect by reflecting the sunlight that provides heat.”
The ADAC warns in this context: Only the windscreen protects against UV-A and UV-B radiation as far as possible – the side windows, however, allow the UV-A radiation to pass.
ADAC tips on how to brave the heat in the car:
Even better: you do without leather seats entirely. Cloth seats don’t heat up nearly as much as leather. And they don’t get nearly as cold as leather seats in winter either.
How to survive the heat in the car
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