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The Best Way To Protect Your Car Against The Sun And Heat This Summer

As the summer and hotter weather approaches, there are some steps you can take to protect your car against the arrival of the sun, so you don’t run in to any problems or breakdowns during the warmer months.

Parked Car

The summer sun beaming down on your car can cause the upholstery, steering wheel and dashboards to suffer. The best way to protect against the sun whilst parked is to park in the shade, but this isn’t always possible. In this case, use a windshield protector and seat covers to protect against heat damage, and conditioner for leather interiors to prevent cracking.

Under the Hood

To stop your engine overheating, make sure that the cooling system is in working order and regularly topped up with coolant and antifreeze.

Overheating risk also increases when other fluids aren’t kept at their proper levels. Regularly checking the transmission, power steering, and brake fluids as well as the motor oil is recommended.

The battery can also be worn out easily in the summer due to high temperatures and heavy use of the air conditioning system. To prevent failure, get the battery checked by a professional to make sure it’s all working properly.

Protecting the Exterior

Regularly washing and drying your car is a good practice to protect it in the summer. The heat of the sun can cause paint to fade and crack, and washing gets rid of dust and dirt which can cause scratches. Waxing always protects your cars finish against the UV rays of the sun.

Checking tire pressure is also important in the summer. Underinflated tires combined with hot roads can be dangerous and lead to a blowout, so make sure to regularly check that your tires are inflated enough.

Alresford Garage

Following these steps will help to keep your car running smoothly in the summer, so you’re ready for your daily commutes as well as trips to the beach with no problems. At Alresford Garage, we offer servicing and MOT’s for all makes and models. Our servicing includes all of the checks mentioned in this article to keep your car protected in the summer, so come and visit for all of your servicing needs as we get closer to summer. To book a service online click here, and to get in touch about anything then visit our contact page. 

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