Five Tips to Protect Your Car from Hot Summer Days

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Five Tips to Protect Your Car from Hot Summer Days
By: Luke Shaff ~ 8/25/2016

While the summer months are some of the best of the year, extreme and constant heat can damage both the interior and exterior of your car, requiring more maintenance than normal.  You may not be able to change the weather where you live, but there's still hope for your vehicle this season. Here are five great tips on how to protect your car from the heat this summer.

1. Check Your Battery

High temperatures can deplete your battery's life, so it's a good idea to check your battery regularly during a hot summer.  Another good tip is to keep the exterior of your battery clean.  See an auto technician right away if you suspect your car needs a new battery.

2. Park in the Shade

This is sometimes easier said than done, but if you can score a parking spot in the shade you definitely should.  It'll keep the interior of your car much cooler, which will keep it looking nice longer and make it more bearable when you get in.

3. Keep It Covered

If covered parking is out of the question, it may be worth investing in a car cover.  Car covers help keep your car cooler and protect your paint from being damaged by the harsh rays of the sun.

4. Give it a Good Waxing

Waxing your car can do wonders during the hot summer months.  This will protect the paint, as well as help prevent damage from unwanted dirt.  It's also a good idea to keep the exterior of your car clean.

5. Crack Your Windows

The interior of your car can become discolored or fade after extended exposure to heat.  If you can't cover your car, it may be a good idea to keep your windows cracked.  Just a little crack can help keep the inside of your car cooler and your seats and dash safer.

Finding it Hard to Protect Your Car This Summer?

If the summer heat has done a number to your car, we can help.  Luke's Automotive is here to provide any needed auto maintenance and repair services.

Schedule an appointment, or call 425-885-4333.