Heat Around Outside of Car. Why?
I have an '07 v6 Premium automatic with 64,000 miles. I have noticed that, after a drive, the air around the outside of the car is hotter than the ambient air. This has been the case for the 16 months I've owned the car. Even on a hot day, I can feel a lot of heat when I step out of the car and feel it become relatively cooler as I walk away. I assume the heat is coming out from underneath the car, but why?
The temp gauge is always pegged in the middle (Unless that's broken?). The car has never overheated, even on multi-hour, hot weather drives with the a/c on.
I like to assume that the cooling system is super efficient (better that the heat is outside the engine, rather than inside). But I have never had this experience with any auto I've ever owned.
Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon? Did it eventually lead to any problems?
Thanks for your help.