Most of us know that protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful rays is an important part of avoiding premature aging and skin conditions, but did you know that your car needs to be safeguarded from our favorite star as well? Though you probably shouldn’t rub SPF on your vehicle, there are a number of ways you can keep your beloved leather surfaces and pristine paint job in showroom quality condition.
- Exterior Protection: To ensure the longevity of your car, truck, or SUV’s paint job, make sure you run it through the car wash on a regular basis to remove troublesome surface dirt that can lead to microtears in your paint’s finish. Applying a coat of wax to your car on a regular basis is another layer of protection from harsh UV rays. Of course, parking your vehicle in the garage or stashing it in a cover are great strategies, too.
- Interior Care: If you can’t keep your car in a garage, the best way to protect your supple leather seats is to install seat covers. A shady parking spot or, when all else fails, a sun visor, will also help block out troublesome sunlight that can cause your dashboard to crack.
- Mechanical Tips: In hot weather, your car needs to stay hydrated just like you do. Keep your engine from overheating in hot Gurnee, Illinois temperatures by ensuring your engine fluids are regularly topped off.
Give Anthony Buick GMC a call if you have any questions about keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape for all seasons. Our service team will make sure that your vehicle is ready for plenty of future fun in the sun.