Summer has a serious problem: the sun is present for many hours a day, and its effects felt inside and outside the car.
One of the main problems we encounter in summer is getting into the car after a day at the beach. Normally, you have to think about it a bit and let the accumulated heat out through the door or the windows. In a previous article, we told you how to cool the car when the sun warms the most, but what we are going to tell you today is how to protect the car from the sun and prevent it from damaging the interior of the vehicle.
The sun can spoil the interior of the car and make the dashboard plastic suffer enough not only from the heat but from the direct action of the sun. The upholstery also suffers from solar radiation, so it is convenient to be a little careful and be well prepared to avoid the effects of the king star. Let’s see a few tips to protect the car from the sun.
Park in the shade
Although it seems very logical, it is something that not always take into account. But when we refer to parking in the shade, we don’t say it because you have to park it under a tree, but look for a covered parking space. The shadow of a tree may be on the car when it is parked, but after a short time, the shadow will move, and the car will no longer be protected.
There is a trick so that, at least, the car is the maximum time in the shade. Or, at least, be covered when you go back up to it. If you know the area where you are going to the park, try to leave the car where the shadow is present when you go into it. Thus, at least, you will avoid the initial heatstroke.
Use a sun visor
Even if you leave the car in an area that covered with shade or applied the previous trick, there may be a time when the sun falls on the car and will heat the interior. It is convenient to always carry a sun shield from those that placed on the windshield. In this way, the sun prevented from directly entering the largest glass and falls on the dashboard and the steering wheel.
There are two types of parasols. The first is the cardboard model, which usually decorates with advertising. It is very practical, and they usually give it away in several places during the summer or in the previous weeks, so it can be a good idea, and also free. The other type of model is the one made of reflective material.
This material prevents the entry of the sun, but also the radiated heat, so it is more useful than the other. Both are placed very easily and are easy to remove, take up little space, and are very comfortable to move. Also, they can place at the rear, so if it is exposed, it is also protected.
Steering wheel protector
If a lens hood is not available, the steering wheel can protect with a cover. If it is not available, a rag on the steering wheel will not prevent general heat but will prevent the sun’s rays from giving it directly.
Avoid the hottest hours to drive
This action is difficult to accomplish because you have to move to the beach, pool, or even to work. But if you can, do it in the hottest hours. And before leaving, make sure you wear the parasol.
Keep the car clean
The clean body helps keep the car (something) cooler. Also, if a protective wax against ultraviolet rays uses, the effect of the sun on the body may reduce, and the metal does not get so hot. This result will protect the body, but also the interior of the car, which will not get so hot.
Keep in mind that the heat will always be during the summer, but we can ensure that, at least, the sun does not cause damage inside the car, and the heat does not wreak havoc on the plastic material or the fabric of the car.