The 9 silliest ways UK drivers cope with the summer heatwave

By Jamie Hill - 10 August 2018


Following a search to find some of the best, funniest, and strangest ways to beat the heat on the move, leading car supermarket, CarShop, has selected their favourite 9 ways the public have kept their cool.

We all love a bit of sunshine on our holidays. But, with relentless heat, Brits don’t seem to know quite what to do with themselves, and when that happens, we’re all guilty of taking that extra measure (or two) to stay cool.

CarShop have asked how people have kept their cool in their cars with the recent stretch of hot weather, with some suggestions that we should be proud of as a nation, and some, which we know won’t be allowed on public roads!

1. Chicken cool-box

You never know, maybe the warmth would have put some life back into it! Either way, we think this is a fantastic way to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

2. The Italian solution

I think we’re just glad that we didn’t see anything like that on the M25! Oh, and we don’t recommend this either.

3. Dairy-free driving

We’re going to guess this person was in a pretty sticky situation the entire way home! Here’s a tip: Don’t drink and drive!


4. A hood over your head

We thought that the best thing about a convertible was that you can put the roof up whenever you want?


5. Archaic air-con

Yeah, but just think of all the bugs. Did you know that in the US, as long as you have eye-protection, you can drive legally without a windscreen?


6. The line of duty

Let’s be honest, we’ve seen worse. At the end of the day, we get the sun so rarely in this country – go big or go home!

7. Let it blow, let it blow

Well that’s one way of keeping your cool – the mechanics of this is a little ingenious.


8. Suns out – bums out

Perhaps this isn’t the most ideal way to stay cool on the move – let’s just be thankful that the driver wasn’t doing it.

9. Roof rack

That’s one way of getting rid of the annoying sand in your shorts and the bugs on the ground, but you might want to think about scratching the roof before you attempt this at home!

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