Three Ways To Keep Your Car Safe From The SunAugust 31, 2020 5:15 pm
We have all seen those vehicles driving down the road that have paint peeling off the hood, gaps in their finish, and faded paint that look ancient. The amazing thing is that this damage can easily happen to a vehicle in as short as a few years if left in poor conditions. This summer has been a real scorcher, and all across the country, we have heard reports of vehicles experiencing an increase in damage and wear from the sun. So how can you keep your precious vehicle looking as good as the day you bought it when you know that you have to drive it in the sun on a regular basis? Luckily, keeping your car looking great is not as difficult as it may seem. Simply by taking a few hours every month or two to take care of the exterior of your vehicle will help extend its lifespan and its natural luster. If you are looking for tips or parts for your next DIY project, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. We will help you get everything you need for a price that you will love. Here are three ways to help keep your car safe from the sun.
Be Careful Where You Park
If you can, always try to park your car in a shaded area. Find a parking garage, a shady tree, or even a tall building to hide behind. By parking your car in the shade, you will negate any sun damage to your car’s exterior while also keeping your interior cool and safe. On hot summer days, the interior of your vehicle can reach over 250 degrees Fahrenheit if left in the sun. That is hot enough to melt any plastics in your vehicle and can even lead to full car fires. Try to park in an area with constant shade whenever possible to negate these risks.
Wash Your Car
We recommend that you wash your vehicle at least once a month to remove any dirt and harmful buildup that has accumulated there. If you go too long between washes, your paint can crack and can even wear thin, causing bald spots. Make sure that you are only using vehicle safe soap, as common dish soap can actively corrode the top layer of your paint, leaving it with a matte look.
Wax Your Car
After you have washed and dried your vehicle, we recommend that you put on a quick coat of wax. This shouldn’t take too long and good wax acts as an additional layer of protection from the sun. Try to wax your vehicle every time you wash it, as washing your car can remove this top layer of wax.
Simply by following these three tips you can extend your vehicle’s exterior lifespan by years. If you have questions or want to learn more about how you can take your car care into your own hands, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will make sure that you get all the parts you need and have you leaving feeling prepared to take on any DIY project you want.
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This post was written by Jonathan Kling