How to Protect Your Car During the Summertime

June 4th, 2019 by


It’s that time of year again. Summer is starting to heat things up, and not only do people need to be more aware of the time of day and keeping themselves hydrated, but they need to stay cool. One of the best ways to do that is to spend some time in the shade, or even a car with the A/C on. Sometimes, a vehicle can be a lifesaver after a long day at the beach. Shouldn’t we take care of our cars as much as we take care of ourselves? Here are some ideas for prepping your car for the summer.

Keeping It Clean

With all the trips to the park, days at the beach, picnics, and maybe even some mudding if a Jeeper, then keeping a vehicle clean is going to be a challenge. Take an interest in keeping the cabin of a vehicle clean with some floor mats, all-weather if possible, to make removing dirt and debris easy after any trip. If you spent a day at the beach and everything is covered in sand, lay a towel down in the trunk and make use of cargo netting. The easiest way to keep a vehicle clean is to also find ways to control the mess.

Washing a car is also important. With the hot sun beaming down on vehicles all day long, body paint begins to fade and eventually peel. Getting a car wash or washing the car yourself is always a good idea after spending a day out getting dirty. Spraying the car down can help get rid of the debris before scrubbing and applying a coat of wax can help keep a car looking young even when facing the worst of elements.

Being Prepared

Sometimes, all one can do is be prepared. If looking to keep your car looking good even when exposed to airborne contaminants like salt water and small debris like rocks and sand, a trip to the local auto shop will do the trick. Find a spray-on product that can act as a second layer of wax on the car to keep it shining. If possible, find a clear film that can also help protect against scrapes and cosmetic damage. This way, your car is ready for anything.

Not all of us have a roof rack installed, and when equipment gets dirty, the vehicle cabin in trouble. It may sound lame, but just like a first-aid kit, have a wash kit for quickly cleaning items before putting them in the car. Having some water bottles to rinse off dirt and sand, cleaners for grime and mud, and a couple of towels should do the trick. It doesn’t hurt to be a little prepared if looking to keep one’s car clean this summer.

Another good way to keep ahead is typical car maintenance. Getting an oil change, topping off fluids, and even getting some new tires can all help during a hot summer day. What are some tips you have for protecting your car during the summertime? Let us know on University Mitsubishi social media.

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