Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes hot temperatures and damaging UV rays. You always take every precaution possible to protect yourself and your family from sunburn and other harmful side effects of summertime heat. Why not do the same thing with your car?
There are probably a few things that immediately come to mind when you think of blazing summer heat. My first thoughts always include the tightness of your skin after a bad sunburn, and the feeling of stepping into an oven every time you get in your car to go somewhere.
Hot cars during the summer are nothing new: this is why they tell you not to leave children or pets inside your vehicle. However, the sun can do a lot more than just turn your car interior into a sweat lodge on wheels. Harmful rays from intense, relentless sunlight can dry out and damage the components of your vehicles seats, dashboard, and other parts of the interior.
Cracked and Damaged Leather
If you have leather interior, clothing, or shoes, you’re likely familiar with cracked leather. When it becomes old, worn, and dried out, leather will become more and more brittle and will crack under stress. This is because leather is an animal hide has essentially been naturally preserved by a series of drying and tanning. This greatly lengthens the life and increases the durability of the leather, but does not make it impervious to the elements.
Dashboards and door panels are often made of plastic or other synthetic materials. However, they can be wrapped or padded with leather for added comfort or style on the car interior. Prolonged exposure to the sun and its ultraviolet rays can also cause parts of your car interior to fade or discolor. Not only does this look terrible, it can be difficult to replace factory interior pieces with other parts of the same color. Keeping all of your car interior components safe and protected from the hazards of the sun will greatly increase the lifespan of your interior and save you money in the long run.
Protect your Car Interior
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