As great as the sun feels on a warm day, its ultraviolet rays can do a number on your vehicle. From paint peeling and discoloration to battery damage, it’s no question that a lot of vitamin D isn’t good for your investment.
When the heat gets hot, it’s just as important to care for your car as you care for yourself. Below are our seven best tips for protecting your vehicle from the sun.
7 Tips To Protect Your Car From the Sun
Wash & Wax
You protect your skin with sunscreen. So why not protect your car with wax? Wax helps lock natural oils and acts as a strong barrier between your car’s paint job and the sun. You should also be washing your car often to get it rid of dried bugs and other debris. If you let debris cling to your car in the heat, it can fade and chip. After washing, you should dry your car with an ultra-absorbent towel.
Park Under Shade
Yes, this one seems like a no-brainer. However, oftentimes we ignore it. Let’s be real, it pays to park in the shade. Take a few extra minutes to find a well-shaded area for your car. You can also purchase a window shield to help protect your car’s interior from intense heat.
Check Tire Pressure
Many might not associate tire pressure with heat, but the truth is that heat can impact your tires. Tires are more likely to blow out during the summer because of underinflation and hot asphalt. Make sure your tires are always fully inflated before hitting the road on a hot summer day to avoid any blowouts.
Get Paint Protection Film
The paint protection film is a smart investment for your vehicle. These films act as an added layer of protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Not only will paint protection help protect your car from the heat, but it will also shield your car from scratches, dirt, and debris.
Inspect the Battery
Winter isn’t the only season that causes battery issues. In the summer, your car is susceptible to overheating and overcharging, which can seriously hinder your battery life. Keep your eyes and ears open and make sure you’re getting your battery checked regularly during the summer months.
Check Your Fluids
Checking your coolant is vital, especially in the summer. If you ignore your fluids, you run the risk of overheating. A car that overheats can suffer from engine damage to the melted metal. Get your fluids checked or check them yourself before the blistering heat begins.
Invest in Seat Covers
Finally, seat covers are a great investment. They will protect your seats from dirt, spills, and discoloration from the sun.
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