[Brisbane, Aug 2023] The summer brings a lot of heat and humidity, making it essential to invest in vehicle protection. From December to February, temperatures can easily exceed 20°C, which can cause significant damage to your car.
Vehicle Damage from Summer Heat
Prolonged heat can cause car batteries to start losing power slowly. This is especially true for cars kept in the same place and rarely driven during this season. If a vehicle has been sitting unused for longer than usual, checking the battery voltage and ensuring it's fully charged is essential.
If left unprotected, the dashboard, leather seats, and upholstery can all suffer from UV rays. Most cars come with vinyl upholstery, which is prone to cracking and fading over time.
The increased temperature also affects a car's tire pressure. Because of the extra heat, the air inside the tire will expand, causing it to become overinflated. On the other hand, when temperatures drop in the evening and at night, the tire pressure can decrease drastically. Check the pressure at least once a month and ensure it is properly inflated for safe driving.
The sun's rays can cause paint to fade, crack, or blister. Investing in a protective coating can help reduce the effects of UV rays on your car's paint job.
Park in a Covered Spot
Whenever possible, it is best to park your car in a covered spot or in the shade. This will reduce the temperature inside and outside the vehicle. If you don't have a garage, consider investing in a carport. Contactors like Just Patios can help install one on your property to protect your car from the sun and rain.
Reflection film is also a great option for protecting your car from the sun. This thin film is applied to the outside of the vehicle and can reduce heat by up to 30%. It also adds a layer of protection against UV rays that could damage your paint job over time.
If you're leaving your car parked for a while, investing in a car cover is the best way to keep it protected from the elements. A high-quality car cover can protect your vehicle against dust, dirt, and UV rays that could damage it over time.
Finally, it's important to keep up with regular maintenance throughout the summer season. This includes checking fluid levels, tire pressure, and battery voltage regularly. It's also a good idea to have any necessary repairs done as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
By taking these steps, drivers can protect their cars from any summer heat-related damage and enjoy smooth rides all season long. With a little bit of preparation, car owners can make sure their vehicles stay in peak condition year round.
About Just Patios
Just Patios is a leading provider of outdoor living solutions, serving the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast areas. Their highly-experienced team of builders can customise a patio, carport, glass room enclosures, and roofing to suit various homeowners' needs, providing the perfect vehicle protection for any property.
Contact Just Patios today at www.justpatios.com.au.