Protecting your vehicle from the sun

By: Auto Gallery of Winnipeg   |   31 Jul 2018

Now that summer is in full swing and temperatures are soaring, it is vital that you are doing all you can to protect your vehicle from the sun; otherwise, it won’t be long before your ride’s various fabrics and surfaces start to crack, split, warp, and fade. Here we will take a brief look at some of the easiest ways to protect your vehicle from the sun all summer long.

Park in the shade

The first thing you can do is park your vehicle in the shade whenever possible, whether that be underground, under a tree, or at least on the shady side of the street. When choosing your parking spot, keep in mind how the sun (and shade) will move throughout the day and make your decision on where to park based on wherever you’ll get the maximum amount of coverage. Aside from protecting your vehicle’s looks and integrity, keeping your ride out of the sun will mean it is a whole lot more pleasant in there for all on board when you step back inside. If yours is a particularly expensive vehicle, consider investing in your own covered parking spot.

Cover up

The next best thing to parking in the shade is bringing your own shade with you by way of some sort of portable cover. For example, you can invest in a full cover designed to suit your make and model and use it at all times; otherwise, even just an inexpensive folding sunshade can make a world of difference, especially if you put one on both front and back windshields. If nothing else, at least use a towel or blanket to cover the seats and steering wheel, because apart from protecting your vehicle, you may save yourself and your passengers from being burned by scorching hot fabrics.

Treat it right

Another great way to protect your vehicle is by adding a protective layer or two to the surfaces themselves, such as by having a professional wax coating applied to the entire exterior of the vehicle. Not only will this provide next-level protection from the sun, but it’ll keep your ride looking new for years to come. When it comes to protecting your interior fabrics, simply find out what those fabrics are made from, invest in the appropriate treatments, and apply them as recommended. Keep in mind that regardless of whether you are dealing with interior or exterior treatments, no treatment will last forever, rather, all of them need to be reapplied on at least a somewhat regular basis.

At Auto Gallery Winnipeg we are proud to offer one of Canada’s best selections of quality used vehicles, each of which have been tested, inspected, and priced to sell. We even offer a range of flexible financing options designed to suit almost any style or budget. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call, check us out online, or stop by and get behind the wheel of something special today. You’ll find us here at 3777 Portage Ave Winnipeg. 

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