Understanding R Values

Jan 29, 2007
Just in time for the winter storms and the off-season projects, just what you've always wanted to know...How do I insulate my ride for heat and cold!!!

Get everything you need to know in this week's highlight from The Owner's Manual:

Understanding R-Values and Automotive Heat Transfer

Proper car insulation is the best defense against burning your forearm on the center console (looking at you, Corvette restorations) and getting hot feet when accelerating. There’s a lot of buzz about what materials to use, what their R-values are, and what that actually means for you and your passengers — we’re here to set the record straight.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about car heat insulation, including good insulators (closed-cell foam), bad insulators (foil-faced bubble wrap), and what next steps to take for a more comfortable ride.
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