Keeping car cooler parked in the sun

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  1. schja01

    schja01 One of very few in Chicagoland

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    I was aware of all but never thought of rotating the steering wheel - sweet
     
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    That has got to be the laziest bit of reporting. Cub reporter wanting to appeal to his fans.

    If you put a windshield shade in place, the top of the steering wheel gets no hotter than the rest of the wheel. The towel on the upholstery has been known to every beach bum since cars were invented. Lowered windows as well.

    His next major scoop was likely "how to clean a toilet."
     
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    tbh honest I was expecting a segment in this video to show an external car mat.

    Similar to the towel being used to lay over the interior. There are mats online that's sown to your cars dimension.

    It's placed on top of the roof.
    No idea if its gimmicky.
    No idea if someone will steal it.
     
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    No need to rotate - The days of holding the steering wheel at the 10 and 2 position have been replaced by holding it at the 9 and 3 position due to airbags. Wouldn't want to have your arm between your face and the bag...
     
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    First I’ve heard this. The airbag fires symmetrically, so how does 10 and 2 differ from 9 and 3?
     
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    I use 8-4 or if lazy, just 6 one hand. Here is the video explaining all of that.
     
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    I like 11:30 (pm of course) with the left hand, and the right hand holding my beer... ;)
     
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    You need the right hand exclusively for the touch screen. That's why I keep my screen off. :D
     
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    Does the single-6 position allow enough immediate range of steering control in a sudden emergency?
     
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    ... when visiting Mississippi, of course! ;)

    Though I'm not privy to state updates and county or local restrictions.
     
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    Or if super lazy, raised thigh/knee at the 6 position.
     
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    That I have not tried. Unless trying to do exercise while driving, raising thigh/knee may require too much effort. If I get that lazy, I will install comma.ai openpilot.
     
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    Really? I think I first heard it about 10 years ago. Might’ve even been on PriusChat!

    I think it’s the forearms getting in the way of airbag deployment. At 9-3, it’s far enough to rescue the risk of the airbag colliding with your arm.

    Given that airbags have gotten smaller in packaging over the years, they may deploy differently than when that advice was first determined.

    I’ve also heard about 8-4 position too (also to help with reducing arm fatigue on longer drives.

    I’m in the 9-3 camp for the reason of vehicle handling in an emergency. I can make quick steering inputs with equal arm movements.
     
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    8-4 here. You can turn the wheel farther without needing to re-grip. And it's less strain, especially if your elbows can find a resting place, which seems to only be within reach on the center console.
     
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    Upon re-examining my driving habit on my recent long highway trip, I realized that I can't do 6 o'clock holding on PRIME. The wheel has no space to hold onto it. Instead, I did 4 o'clock one hand holding with my elbow comfortably resting on the center console lid.
     
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    At the track they teach 9-3. Both hands on wheel unless shifting gears and then only when actually shifting (clutch in). Don't rest your hand on the gear shift.

    When I taught defensive driving, we taught the kids either 10-2, or 9-3, the most important part being while turning, never let your hands pass 12 (cross over the steering wheel).

    For instance, if you wanted to turn right, use your left hand to move the wheel from 9 to 12 while your right hand slides from 3 to 12, then use your right hand to pull the wheel from 12 back to 3 while your left hand slides from 12 to back to 9. Rinse, repeat.

    The idea behind that idea your arms don't cross the center of the steering wheel and if the airbags go off you lessen the chance of getting an arm in your face. It's awkward at first, but if you're learning, it becomes second nature and your hands are always on the wheel.
     
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