It doesn’t matter what season – weather damage is inevitable. It can be in the middle of a hot sweltering summer day or a torrential downpour. Weather does and will continue to be a significant threat to your car. But we are not helpless, though. There is something you can do to protect your car from weather damage in every season. Let’s talk about each one in this article.
How to protect your car from weather damage during extreme heat
Extreme heat during the summertime can be uncomfortable for you, and it can cause a lot of damage to your car’s surfaces. Here are some things you can do to prevent such issues.
Always park your car in the shade as much as possible to prevent the heat of the sun from hitting your car directly. However, it would help if you also were wary of where you are parking beneath. If you park beneath a tree, you may have to deal with bird droppings or a tree branch falling. You also have to consider sap and other organic materials from the tree that can cause staining.
If you can’t find a shade for your car, invest in a windshield sunshade at the very least. This will protect your car’s interior surfaces and will help lower the internal temperature of your vehicle.
Check the cooling system
If it’s hot outside, your car’s cooling system will be working double-time to keep you cool inside. This is a good time for you to check it to ensure it is in the best shape possible.
How to protect your car from weather damage during the rainy season
The rainy season might be the perfect time for hugs and hot cocoa, but it can do extreme damage to your car if you are not careful. Well, it’s not the rain per se that you should worry about, but all the chemicals and oils that come with it. Let’s find out what you can do to protect your car.
Proactively wash and wax your car
One of the most significant issues with rain is the water spots it leaves behind. To prevent such things from happening, you should proactively wash and wax your car to seal and coat it properly. This will give your vehicle a barrier between the paint and the rain. This means cleaning your car is much more manageable while protecting it at the same time.
Seal all openings
The interior of your car is off-limits to water. As such, you should make sure you seal all openings that will allow water to seep through the interiors of your car. Double-check the rubber linings on the doors and have them repaired right away if you see issues.
How to protect your car from weather damage during blizzards and extreme cold
When people talk about extreme weather, one of the first things that come to mind are blizzards – which is warranted. Snow is something we don’t experience often here in Atlanta, but it can cause a lot of damage to your car if you’re traveling up North.
Cover your windshield with a towel
Are you tired of waking up in the morning only to see your windshield covered in snow? This means you have to scrape it all off before you start your day. Eliminate this by placing a towel on your windshield the night prior. When morning comes, remove the towel along with all the snow that accumulated that night.
Check your tire pressure
When it is colder, your tire pressure might get low – dangerously low. So make sure to check it now and then and fill it up once it gets too low.
Get snow tires
If you experience frequent snowstorms, you might as well get snow tires. These tires are created specifically to help cars during winter road conditions. If you don’t want to invest in snow tires, consider getting chains – but make sure that they’re allowed where you will be driving first.
Get special wiper fluid
If you feel like the current wiper fluid you are using is only causing more problems than solving them, you should get winter-specific wiper fluid. This type of wiper fluid does not produce streaks and will help prevent your windshield from getting dirty.
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