Tint your windows. Tinted windows keep the interior of your vehicle cooler, meaning you can use your air conditioning less often and save fuel. The tinted film blocks UV rays, which not only protects your skin from harmful damage, but also your interior. Tinting your windows is relatively inexpensive and installations take just a few hours.
Summer may be coming to an end this month, but that doesn’t mean the heat is. Just as those who live in the snow need to take extra measures to protect their vehicles, prolonged exposure to heat can also cause numerous problems. Long exposure to the heat and sunlight can slowly cause damage to your car’s interior, exterior, and under the hood. Keeping your vehicle cool has more benefits than just comfort – although it’s also important. Remember these simple tips for protecting your car until the heat burns off.
Condition the upholstery. Leaving your car in the hot sun day after day can eventually cause your leather and vinyl to peel and crack. Just like you need to moisturize and protect your skin, you should also keep your upholstery conditioned. Auto stores carry a wide range of products,
Park in the shade. If possible, always try to park your car underground or in the shade. Keeping your car out of the sun protects your paint from fading over time, and also keeps the interior cool which protects vinyl and plastics from cracking. It may mean a few more extra steps to get your destination, but the payoff will be worth it.
Use a sun shade. Although they may seem cumbersome at first, they are actually quite simple to use. When folded, they easily fit underneath your seat. Once you experience how cool a sun shade can keep your vehicle when it’s parked in the sun, you will always want to use one.