Here at Auto Center of Texas, many of our customers believe that black cars are hotter in the summer than white cars, especially in Texas! To test this theory, we decided to conduct some research. Continue reading to learn what we found out!

Are White Cars Cooler than Black Cars?

Our friends at Auto Trader had the same idea. They conducted an experiment by putting two nearly identical vehicles, one white and one black, in the hot sun. When they measured the interior temperature after a few hours, they discovered the theory rang true. The black car’s cabin measured a scorching 130 degrees Fahrenheit, while the white car’s interior registered only 113 degrees.

They also decided to try answering a different question: Which one cools down faster once the air conditioning is cranked? Once again, they broke out the thermometer and discovered that the interior of the white car cooled to 84 degrees after 10 minutes, while the black car was still at 91 degrees.

Based on their test, it’s safe to assume the color of your car can indeed have an impact on your comfort in the sun, with black cars heating up quicker -and cooling down slower – than white ones.

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