Cars require extra protection from the sun and heat to ensure they continue working at their peak level and the impact of ultraviolet rays does not damage them. Take preventive measures to secure your car as the sun begins to shine brighter. Here are a few tips you can use to conserve your car’s condition.
Shield Your Parked Car
Your vehicle’s upholstery, steering wheel, and dashboards are susceptible to damage when they spend time parked under the sun on a regular basis. Take the following steps to prevent sun damage when you park your vehicle in sunny areas.
- If you do not have a windshield panel, consider purchasing one this season to shield your car’s interior. These shading panels are easy to use and can help protect the condition of interior surfaces. They are also simple to store, as you can be fold them up and store them conveniently behind your car’s seats.
- If you can, park your car in a shady area or under a parking platform whenever you have the chance, especially during the warmest hours of the day. This will effectively limit the direct contact your vehicle has with the sun.
- The sun can do serious damage to your car’s paint and may result in it fading as time goes on. Add a barrier between the sun and your vehicle’s paint by waxing it this season. If you wax your car on regular basis, you can significantly reduce the impact of sun exposure.
- If your car has leather seats, be aware that the heat from the sun’s rays can cause cracks to form within your seat. Take special precautions when you have leather seating and be sure to keep it clean and use conditioner on your upholstery.
Conduct Regular Maintenance Procedures
Continuous fluid evaporation can cause your battery to die prematurely. Be sure to check your car battery or take it in to have a professional auto technician examine it.
Warmer weather creates hotter roadways, which can be hazardous when driven on with under-inflated tires. Doing so can cause your tires to blow out abruptly. Take time to check your tire pressure to ensure it is at the optimal level.