Nothing sums up the UK quite like its unpredictable weather. Come rain or shine and through wind or snow, your car is at risk from the changing elements. Weatherproofing is the answer, and there are a number of solutions to keep your car safe.
1. Cover It UpA problem for those who don't have a garage or sheltered car parking space is exposing the car to extreme weather conditions such as hot sun, snow, rain and hailstones. A car cover is an ideal solution, offering round the clock protection against the elements.
A good cover made of thick fabric, cloth or even inflatable material can protect your car from sun warping, overheating and damage from hail and snow, which can save you a significant amount on unnecessary garage costs.
2. Add A Floor MatIt's not just the exterior of the car you need to worry about in adverse weather, but the interior, too. An all-weather floor mat is a must-have, not just protecting the interior from freezing temperatures, but also rough conditions and general wear and tear.
Made from hard-wearing material, the mat effectively traps water, plus materials such as mud, sand and road grit. A big advantage is that they are impervious to cracking, hardening and curling, even in sub-zero temperatures.
3. Warm It UpDuring the colder seasons, warming up your car helps considerably to keep it running, even in perishing temperatures.
The problem with this, however, is how to accomplish this without draining the battery or wasting fuel. There are a couple of ways around this; one is to aim the heating vents at the windshield, resulting in faster thawing of the windows and increased warmth. The other useful trick for more modern cars is to turn on the air conditioning during defrosting, essentially converting it into a dehumidifier.
4. Attach Zunsport GrillesAttaching a Zunsport grille to your car helps to protect it from adverse weather conditions. The grilles are made from high-quality stainless steel woven wire mesh, adding that extra strength to repel the likes of stones, leaves, road grit and other detritus caused by bad weather.
Stones can potentially affect radiators (by smashing through the original plastic grille) and intercoolers (by entering through the lower aperture in the front bumper). Meanwhile, accumulated leaves via the front bumper's cooling apertures can cause brake corrosion. Zunsport grilles are capable of preventing these and minimising damage costs, adding greater longevity to your car.
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