It's the hottest part of the summer, and the AC just went out on your truck. Unfortunately, repairs aren't in the budget right now. It's going to be uncomfortable without the AC, but it doesn't have to be unbearable. Here are a few tricks you can use to reduce the temperature in your truck.
Cover Up the Seats
If you have leather seats or a dark interior, the inside of your truck attracts a lot of heat. Just a few minutes in the sun can leave your truck dangerously hot. Until you can get your AC fixed, cover your seats with light-colored sheets. The light colors won't attract as much heat, which will keep the inside temperature lower. Once the AC has been repaired, you can remove the sheets.
Cool Down the Windshield
Most of the heat that's in your car came through your windshield. In fact, when you climb inside the cab of your truck, you probably feel the heat radiating from the windshield. Carry a spray bottle of water and a soft cloth in your truck. Before you get inside, spray your windshield down with the water and wipe it off.
Repeat the process until your windshield is cool. This process will lower the temperature inside your truck. Since the water will be warm from being inside your truck, you don't have to worry that it will crack your hot windshield.
Use a Solar-Powered Fan
You're going to need to find a way to stay cool while you're driving. That's where a solar-powered fan comes in handy. Solar-powered fans use the sun's energy to cool down your vehicle. The fan will circulate the hot air through your truck, which will lower the temperature by several degrees.
Put Cold Water to Use
If the AC went out in your truck but the fan is still working, you can put cold water to use. Fill an ice chest with bottles of cold water, and bring a few hand towels with you. Soak the towels in cold water, and place them over your AC vents. The cold water will cool the air that flows through your vents.
Driving around without AC is not only uncomfortable, it can be downright dangerous. If your AC is on the fritz but you can't afford to fix it right now, you don't have to avoid driving. Use these simple steps to lower the temperatures inside your truck until you can afford truck air conditioning repair.