The stuffy air, the hot seat belts, the sun beating down on the windshield… Driving in the summer isn’t always very pleasant.

And yet! In the summer of 2020, the car was the means of transport most used by French holidaymakers.

If you plan to drive for this famous crossover between July and August, be careful: it will be very hot this weekend, and temperatures can rise very quickly inside your vehicle.

In order not to suffer too much from the trip, you can take a number of precautions before, during, and after the trip.

For example, be sure to inflate your tires well: if this is recommended before leaving on vacation, it is all the more rigorous when the sun is beating down. Indeed, you risk a puncture due to the heat of the tar, or the difference in temperature between day and night.

Also pay attention to your belts: temperature changes could damage the rubber. Do not forget to equip yourself with a sun visor and several bottles of water: you are ready to go!

During the journey, hydrate yourself without counting. Drive with the air conditioning, the windows tightly closed or, if you don’t have one, equip yourself with a pocket fan so that you always have a little air in the passenger compartment.

During your breaks on the highway, or when you have arrived at your destination, be sure to park in the shade, or inside if possible… And remove the 8 objects present in our slideshow below of your vehicle. Indeed, they will have a hard time supporting the ambient heat…