How To Protect Your Ride From The Summer Sun

Protecting Your Classic From The Summer Sun

The summer sun can be harsh on your car, causing the paint to fade, the interior to become hot and uncomfortable, and the tires to lose pressure. By following a few simple tips, you can help protect your car from the summer sun and keep it looking and performing its best for years to come.

Wax your car regularly. Waxing your car will help protect the paint from the sun’s UV rays. This will help prevent the paint from fading and cracking. You should wax your car at least once a month during the summer months.

Park in the shade. This is the easiest way to protect your car from the sun. If you can, park in a garage, carport, or under a tree. If that’s not possible, try to find a spot that’s at least partially shaded.


Use a sunshade. A sunshade will help block the sun’s rays and keep your car’s interior cooler. You can buy a sunshade specifically designed for your car, or you can use a windshield reflector.

Keep your car clean. Dirt, grime, and bird droppings can damage your car’s paint. Wash your car regularly to remove these contaminants. You should wash your car at least once a week during the summer months.

Use seat covers. If your car has leather seats, consider using seat covers. This will help protect the seats from the sun’s UV rays and prevent them from cracking and fading. Even if you have vinyl seats, they can help with heat and cracking. 

Get window tint. Window tint can help block the sun’s UV rays and keep your car’s interior cooler. This is a good option if you live in a hot climate. Window tint can also help reduce glare and improve visibility.

Check your tire pressure. Tire pressure can increase in hot weather. Make sure to check your tire pressure regularly and add air as needed. High or low tire pressure will increase the risk of a blowout.

If you have to park in direct sunlight, open the windows a crack to help circulate the air. This will help prevent the interior of your car from getting too hot.

Keep an eye on your dashboard and steering wheel for signs of cracking or fading. If you notice any damage, have it repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

For more information or to help get your car summer sun ready, hop on or give our friendly techs a call at (203) 235-1200!

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