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Hot Weather On Its Way This Weekend - Learn How to Protect Your Car
Want to protect your car from high temperatures? Check Out This You Tube Video: http://youtu.be/V8KSVf_a1P4
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We like a lot of the tips featured in this video, but we would advise having window tinting done by a professional – like the experts at Hampden Auto Body. If window tinting is done poorly, you’ll wish you’d never had it done at all. We would also advise being very careful adding water to your battery – it’s best to have it checked by a car service professional as a part of your regular vehicle maintenance.
Here are the top tips from today’s video. (Thanks to Howcast for providing this valuable info)
1) Use a car cover
- Use a car cover or reflective sunshade to protect your car's interior from excessive heat and sun damage.
2) Tint your windows to block out more of the sun's harsh ultraviolet rays that cause damage and blistering heat.
- Call Hampden Auto Body today for a free estimate on window tinting. 303-761-0677
3) Maintain your interior
- Use a quality vinyl or leather protectant for your dashboard and seats.
4) Check your battery
- Check your car's battery for excessive fluid evaporation, which can deplete the charge and reduce the battery's life. Top off your battery with distilled water when needed, but understand that not all batteries need water. It’s best to have your battery checked by a qualified service technician.
5) Top off coolant
- Top off your car's coolant tank when needed. Just be careful when opening the radiator cap -- wait at least an hour after driving for the car to cool down.
6) Monitor tire pressure
- Monitor your car's tire pressure with a tire gauge. High temperatures will cause the pressure in the tire to rise, so check them when they are cool and follow the owner's manual to determine the correct pressure.
7) Wash and wax the car
- Wash and wax the car to remove heat absorbing dirt and oxidation. A clean, shiny car will reflect more of the sun's rays and will cut down on the radiant heat. We recommend that you wait 90 days to hand wax your vehicle following any auto body repairs to allow the paint to cure properly.
8) Travel during off hours -- before temperatures reach their peak -- to avoid even more radiant heat beating down on your ride.
9) Get regular service
- Get your car regularly serviced before small problems become larger ones from the wear and tear of hot weather. Ride cool in the hottest weather with proper care and maintenance.
On a sunny day, temperatures inside a car can become over 40 Fahrenheit degrees hotter than the temperature outside the car in as little as an hour.
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