Does excessive sunlight damage your car's interior?

I'm moving to Florida from Maine, and I've noticed that everyone has a sun visor in their parked vehicle. I'm still not sure if I should get one of these or if they're simply to keep your car's temperature more comfortable when you enter the vehicle. Will my car face damage from the sunlight?

Answer
“Excessive sunlight can significantly damage your car’s interior, so you should definitely consider that sun visor.
Possible damage to the interior include:
  • Fading the dashboard, which can hurt resale value
  • Damage to upholstery, especially if you have leather seating
  • Damage to weatherstripping
  • Radio, navigation system, and other electrical components can break down
  • Possible damage to your air bags and other safety components.
While a good used car warranty might cover these, that’s no guarantee. Getting a sun visor is far cheaper than the damage that’s caused by harmful UV rays.
If you don’t have a warranty on your anymore, your insurance likely won’t cover damage unrelated to an accident. That said, it’s never a bad idea to evaluate your policy and make sure you’re getting the best price. Try using the Jerry app to save you time and money. Jerry compares rates from the top companies and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes for free.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 27, 2021
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