Beat the Heat and Protect Your Car from Sun Damage

July 5th, 2020 by


The summer sun we get in California sure is nice, but it’s not particularly friendly to your vehicle. Fortunately, there are several easy steps you can take to protect your car from sun damage, ensuring that you and your ride enjoy many more sunrises and sunsets together and look good doing it.

Getting Out of the Heat

Parking your car out of the sunshine is a simple way to keep your car cool. If you can’t find a shady spot, windshield blinds and seat covers can help keep your car’s interior temperature down.

Regular Maintenance Checks

Summer heat can overheat and boil your car’s fluid systems, so be sure to change the fluids regularly. Do the same with your air filters, as dust can clog them and reduce your fuel economy.

High temperatures reduce battery life, so have the pros at Wondries Toyota in Alhambra check your car battery to ensure you stay charged all summer long.

What You Can Do

Vehicular luxury and style only last as long as you take care of your car.

Protect your paint job by regularly washing your car, drying it by hand whenever possible: air-drying allows minerals in the water to build on your car.

Take a moment to check your tire pressure, as even good tires lose one pound of air pressure per month.

Waxing your car provides an extra layer between your car and ultraviolet rays, so try to wax at least twice a year. UV rays are particularly damaging for leather seats, so use conditioner to ensure your seats’ longevity.

Wondries Toyota wants to help you keep your vehicle running stronger for longer. Don’t sweat the summer sun or your service needs — bring your car in and our service department will get you back on the road in tip-top shape.

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