Summer weather can bring scorching temperatures. Our Orlando Automotive family (OAF) team wants to make sure that summers intense weather doesn’t ruin your car shopping at Toyota of Orlando and Toyota of Clermont. We put together a list of summer car shopping tips that you can follow to ensure you have a great experience at our dealership this summer!
Prepare to go car shopping
- Wear summer clothes
Make sure that you dress appropriately when you go car shopping at one of our Orlando Toyota dealerships in the summer. Try to wear clothing that’s lightweight and light in color help keep you cool while you’re browsing our lot looking for your next new Toyota. It’s just as important to take care of yourself as it is to keep your Toyota cool.
- Bring the shades
Orlando car shopping can be intense on the eyes, so make sure you bring your sunglasses with you. Sunglasses will help reduce the suns reflection on the cars when you browse our lot. They will also make your test drive a lot more enjoyable because the sun won’t be in your eyes. Why would you want the sun to ruin the first time your drive your next new Toyota?
- Lather up the sunscreen
Put on plenty of sunscreens before you go car shopping in Orlando. The sun is more intense during the summer and can damage you easier. In as little as 10 minutes of direct sunlight, you can get a sunburn. Even if you don’t think you’ll be on the lot for that long, still follow this tip! Sun exposure can occur through the windows when you’re test driving a car too!
- Be ready for the rain
We all know that Orlando weather in the summer is unpredictable and that storms occur very frequently. So try to bring an umbrella and a rain coat in the car with you when you go car shopping. If you notice storm approaching when you’re looking for vehicles, head inside the dealership and wait out the storm. Lightning can strike up to 10 miles away from the nearest cloud.
Shop comfortably in Orlando
- Best times to shop
The time that you shop can also make you have a more enjoyable experience. To avoid the hottest temperatures and the sun when it’s at its most intense, we recommend shopping in the early morning, late afternoon or evening. These times usually cooler and will keep you comfortable throughout your visit. Our dealership is open until 10 p.m. every day, so you can easily shop at a cooler time
- Take care of yourself
Take care of yourself when you visit our lot in the summer. Make sure that you keep yourself hydrated and drink plenty of water before, during and after your visit. This will keep your body cool and help you deal with the summer heat easier. And if you feel any heat symptoms while you’re out on our lot like dizziness, weakness, rapid heart rate or muscle cramps, head into our dealership immediately. Drink some water and sit down until you’re feeling better!Head
Head into one of our OAF dealerships today! Don’t let the summer heat keep you from getting your next new Toyota or used car. Use our tips and be comfortable shopping for a car this summer.