How do you protect your car in the summer?

My car always seems to age a ton in the summer. What are some ways to protect it?

Summer is an underrated season for car damage as people often underestimate the effects of sun and heat on a vehicle. Luckily, there are simple things you can do to protect both the interior and exterior of your car.
For the interior, it’s important to keep your car cool. You can do this by parking in the shade, when possible, or using a sun shield. If you have leather seats, consider using seat covers to help keep them cool and avoid fading. Additionally, as the heat can dry out leather, use a leather conditioner to keep the seats supple and prevent cracking.
The exterior of your car can accumulate a lot of dust and debris during the summer. It’s important to keep your car washed to avoid harming your car’s finish. Additionally, some cities are prone to massive hail storms in the summer, which can cause damage to your vehicle. If you’ve been hit by hail—or are in a place where hail is common—consider comprehensive insurance, which will cover you in these situations.
Don’t forget about under your hood, either! In areas that are prone to extreme heat, your car’s battery, cooling systems, and other fluids can overheat. Make sure you’re regularly checking on all mechanical aspects of your car to make sure it is in working order.
If your car has been damaged by summer storms or heat, you can find the best rates on comprehensive coverage by shopping with Jerry. Jerry is an insurance broker app that will compare rates from up to 50 providers in minutes. It will even take care of all the paperwork for you!
Will Baldwin
Answered on Oct 26, 2021

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