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Susita Auto Vent II Review

Cool Your Jets... Or at Least Your Car

by Chuck Arehart

Susita Auto Vent II
It is arguable that the worst part of summer is getting into a hot car after it’s been parked in the sun for a few hours. Leaving the windows open a crack helps vent some of the heat buildup but interior temperatures can still reach well over 130 degrees.

The Auto Vent II uses a solar-powered fan to keep interior temperatures down by pulling out the hot air and drawing cooler outside air in. The device rests on a window’s edge and fits securely when the window is closed. Flexible strips fill the remaining open gap of the window’s perimeter to protect from a passing afternoon rain shower.

The Auto Vent II comes with a cigarette lighter adapter as an alternate energy source when no sun is available, but considering vehicles become excessively hot only when parked in direct sunlight, the adapter doesn’t seem necessary. The interior may still be warm when you return to your car at the end of the day, but Auto Vent II does help keep the interior temperature down and it'll only set you back $39.95.

Price: $39.95

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(Updated: 12/13/11 NW)

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