Although your car may look tough, it is susceptible to damage from the elements, particularly sunlight and heat.
As well as potentially harming the look and finish of your vehicle, exposure to direct sunlight can cause engine damage that could end up costing you a considerable amount of money in repairs. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple ways to protect your car from heat and sunlight. Here are a few:
1. Park In A Shaded Area
If you own a garage, try to store your car in there whilst you are at home. Alternatively, try to find a shaded area that will keep your vehicle as cool as possible. As well as preventing aesthetic issues such as a cracked dashboard, this will help to preserve the inner workings of your car. If your shaded area is safe and secure, it is also a good idea to keep the windows of your car open to lower its interior temperature.
2. Install Seat Covers
This will protect fabric and leather seats from damage and keep them nice and cool.
3. Use A Windshield Protector
This is a cheap and effective way to keep your car cool and protect its interior from damage.
4. Wash And Dry Your Car On A Regular Basis
Frequent exposure to sun and heat can cause the paint of your car to fade and crack, a process that is often compounded by dirt and dust. Frequently washing the car can help to keep it dirt-free and less susceptible to fading.
5. Wax Your Vehicle
Slicking your vehicle with a generous layer of wax will help to protect its finish from harsh ultraviolet rays. Try to wax it regularly to ensure the protective layer stays intact.
6. Keep An Eye On Your Tyres
If your tyres are underinflated and the pavement starts to heat up, a blowout may occur. To prevent this, try to check your tyre pressure on a regular basis.
7. Check Fluid Levels
The risk of your car overheating and failing is greatly increased if vital fluid levels are low. Indeed, it is important to check your power steering fluid, brake fluid, motor oil, and transmission fluid on a regular basis during hot weather to avoid any unnecessary breakdowns.
8. Check The Battery
Car batteries tend to wear out more easily in high temperatures. To ensure that your battery is in top shape, ask a professional mechanic to take a look at it on a regular basis.
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