Air conditioning is one of those modern marvels that we have all grown used to. In fact, many of us take it for granted and don’t give it a second thought as we cruise the street of America in our cars, trucks and SUVs. The temperatures hit triple digits and all we do is turn the air conditioning knob in our car up a little more.

But what if you were to buy your dream car, a 1968 Camaro, or an old-school VW Bug, and you had to drive around in the summer heat without air conditioning? Even the best of cars back in the day didn’t have air conditioning. In order to keep cool, you had to crank down the windows and let the breeze keep you cool.

Of course, when it gets up into the 90s and higher, rolling down your windows is hardly a good way to keep cool. Fortunately, there are a few ways in which you can stay cool while driving a car without air conditioning. Suffolk Auto Glass of Long Island offers you ways you can stay cool in your car that doesn’t have air conditioning.

Hydrate Often

You have to accept the fact that when driving a car without air conditioning in stifling heat, you will sweat a lot. That said, you need to make sure you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. The only thing worse than being hot is being hot and dehydrated. It’s not a very good combination.

Even if you don’t feel thirsty, it’s a good idea to continue sipping water throughout your journey. You know, just to make sure.

Crack a Window

And by crack a window, we mean you need to crank down every window in that car. No matter how hot it is outdoors, it is much hotter in a car with the windows rolled up. Besides, the breeze you get from doing 65 on the freeway feels pretty good going through your hair.

Drive Barefoot

It might feel a little weird and certainly don’t do it if it is illegal where you reside, but driving barefoot or with flip-flops will keep you a little cooler. Just make sure you had a shower and washed your feet first.

Wet Rags

Hand wet rags over the vents of your car and turn on your fan. The air that blows through your vents will be a lot cooler being filtered throw wet rags. The ragas will dry out quickly, so have plenty of them ready to swap out and get re-soaked.

Ice Up

Buy a 10-pound block of ice and keep it on the floorboard in the back. Make sure to rest the ice in a waterproof tin or pan to prevent leaks.

You can also bring along frozen water bottles to use as ice packs you can slip between your back and your seat.

Drive at Night

If you are traveling a long distance, sleep in an air-conditioned hotel during the day and drive at night. You will be much cooler and comfortable doing so.

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