If you want to keep your ride looking and running like new, you’ll want to follow these tips on how to protect your car from sun damage. As much as we love fun in the sun, the biggest star in our solar system can wreak havoc on everything we hold dear if we don’t take certain precautions. This goes for our cars just as much as it does our skin.
While it might seem improbable at first glance, on a hot summer day, your car can experience interior temperatures topping 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Further, the surface of your car’s exterior can reach a blistering (quite literally) 195 degrees if left for a time in direct sunlight. Because of this, it really is quite necessary to protect your car from sun.
And, don’t even get us started on what happens in the already superheated environment under the hood of your car when it is exposed to extremely hot temperatures. And while the damage might not be readily apparent at first, over time some serious problems can develop. For this reason, taking certain precautions early and performing them often can save your car a lot of damage—and save you a lot of money.