Everyone looks forward to the summer weather and activities. Surly a bright sunny day makes for a more enjoyable drive than trudging through the snow. You might not realize, however, that excessive heat can cause a lot of damage to your vehicle. Here are some tips for protecting your car in high heat so that you can make the most of one of your top investments.
Summer Protection For The Exterior Of Your Car
Dust and small hard particles from dry summer roads can cause microscopic scratches to your car which can lead to faded color and rust in the future. Wash and dry your car often in the summer months to keep your car looking new longer. Waxing the car can also help protect it from the sun. Excessive heat can also lead to a change in tire pressure to check your pressure often and adjust as needed.
Excessive Heat Protection For The Interior Of Your Car
A study conducted by State Farm revealed that when parked in direct sunlight on hot days the interior air of your can reach up to 145 degrees F and the interior surfaces like the dashboard and seats can reach a whopping 195 degrees F. Obviously this can cause a lot of damage to the inside of your car. Always try to park in the shade or covered parking. If that isn’t an option you can put sun protector screens on your car windows. Your dash and leather seats can also be wiped down with a summer heat conditioner to protect them from the sun and dry air.
Keeping Your Car Running Smoothly In The Hot Summer Sun
Extreme heat can cause your car engine to overheat and deplete your battery of water. Check your coolant levels often if you live in an area with harsh summers. Top off all fluids as they can evaporate in the heat. Doing these things can help you protect your car from the summer feat.