Exposure to ultraviolet light and summer heat can wear on a car and slowly damage the interior and exterior. Rest assured, there are ways to protect your automobile.
1. Protect your parked car from heat. Car upholstery, dashboards and steering wheels can suffer from too much sunlight and heat beaming down on them regularly. If you have to park in the sunshine during summer on a daily basis, do what you can do protect the inside part of the car. Some of the things you can do include:
- Use a windshield sun shade. This is usually something that folds out and then folds up easily for storing behind the seat. If you put up a shade every time you use the car, it'll help cut the sun's rays and can reduce a bit of the heat. While you can use just one for the front, a back window shade can also be helpful for
2. Protect the upholstery and dashboard with products. There are products available that can provide an additional protective layer, such as vinyl or leather protectants.
3. Consider getting tinted windows. If you leave the car parked in the sun a lot and it causes cracking of the upholstery, etc., tinting may be an option. However, you'll need to check your local regulations as some jurisdictions don't allow tinted windows for safety or other reasons.