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Reasons to Avoid Parking in Direct Sun During Summer

Every driver understands how harsh the cold winter weather can be on the cars. But the summer season can equally wreak havoc on your vehicle, impacting its health and performance. It can even get worse for drivers who tend to park their cars in direct sunlight on hot days. Your vehicle is not designed to be heatproof. On a hot summer day, its internal temperatures can quickly shoot to extreme levels impacting the battery and engine performance.

If you love your car and want to keep it performing great, it is essential that you always park it under the shade.

Below are some reasons why:

To Protect Your Battery

Hot summer weather can take a significant toll on your battery, drastically cutting short its usable life. Besides parking under shade, always check your battery terminals for any signs of corrosion to ensure it is in good condition. Sometimes, shades might not always be available, forcing you to leave your car out in the scorching heat for the better part of the day. In such instances, it is essential that you have some jumper cables to be safe.

Prevent Damaging Your Car Tires

Leaving your car out on hot pavement is a recipe for disaster. Your tires can easily blow out, especially if they are improperly inflated. To prevent such catastrophic events, be keen on tire maintenance and always ensure you park under shade to protect them from wearing out faster.

To Keep the Engine from Overheating

Your vehicle's engine is an intricate system consisting of numerous components which are in constant motion. That said, it is designed to handle massive heat. But once it reaches the limit, you are looking at potentially serious and irreplaceable damage that may be extensive to repair.

There are numerous ways you can protect your car from the scorching summer heat. From paring under shade, tinting your windows, and leaving the windows slightly opened, the goal is to maintain your vehicle in great shape.

If you need car service and repair, our professional experts are at your service. Contact or drop by our auto shop today.

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