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Old 10-19-2014, 06:52 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Keeping the car cool when parked should help extend the life of the hybrid battery.
Ecky, you should buy one of those insulated silver folding sun shades for the rear window!
It works great to keep the heat out of the rear end, and you know how hot it gets in Florida! I got the jumbo size for large SUVs for the rear, and a standard size for the front windshield.
I turn the rear one long-ways, roll up the top a little and jam the top part in the gap between the hinge and the seal, then slowly lower the hatch until it grips the top of the sun shade. Then I pull the bottom tight (it sticks out of the car a little) and slam the hatch shut. This poked a hole in the sun shade, but the hatch closes tight and doesn't leak, and it keeps the interior from heating up. I also crack the windows about an inch since I have the rain deflectors, and I have no heat issues!

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