The summer sun can be blisteringly hot. It can cause people to get sunburn and can also cause problems with vehicles. In addition to making your car unbearably hot inside, the sun can damage the exterior, interior, and parts under the hood. You can protect your vehicle by parking it inside a portable garage in the summer.
How the Sun Can Damage a Vehicle
On a hot summer day, the interior of a car can get well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and the exterior can get even hotter. This can make getting in a car that has been parked in the sun unpleasant. The sun’s rays can also cause paint to fade or peel and the interior of a car to become faded or discolored.
Many people do not realize that the hot summer sun can also cause damage to a car’s mechanical components. Hot weather can damage a vehicle’s cooling system. It is important to check your belts and hoses and make sure your vehicle has enough oil and coolant. Hot weather can also affect the car’s transmission and brake fluid, so you should make sure you have adequate levels of these fluids.
There tends to be more dust in the air during hot weather. Dust can clog your air filter, which can reduce your gas mileage. If the air filter is clogged, it can also result in damage to the mass air flow sensor, a device that controls the amount of air mixed with the fuel in your engine.
The sun can damage a vehicle’s air conditioning system. A minor leak can cause the system to stop working. This is most likely during hot weather. You should have your AC system inspected to check for leaks.
Protect Your Vehicle with a Portable Garage
The best way to prevent sun damage to your car this summer is to keep it out of the sun as much as possible. When you are not driving, you should keep your vehicle parked in an enclosed and shaded location. A garage is ideal, but many people do not have a garage or it is already filled with other vehicles. In that case, a portable garage is the best alternative.
Portable garages are made with polyethylene covers that are treated to resist damage from the sun’s UV rays. A portable garage can shield your vehicle from hot summer weather and can help you prevent many potential problems. It can also keep the interior at a moderate temperature so you will not feel uncomfortably hot when you get in the car.
Portable Garage Depot sells portable garages in a variety of sizes and designs to shelter one or more vehicles from the weather. They are easy to set up and can provide the best protection for your vehicle short of a traditional garage. Order a portable garage today to protect your vehicle from the sun this summer.