As summer approaches and the days get even hotter, it is important to keep your car protected from the heat. Direct sunlight beating down on the vehicle for extended periods of time could hurt your car more than you might think, but the good news is that the damage is easily preventable.
Parking in the shade while you grocery shop or run errands can save you a lot of money in the long run. Gasoline is known for evaporating at high speeds, even when in enclosed tanks. The heat from direct sunlight speeds up the evaporation process and causes gasoline from your tank to disappear. Keeping the car in cooler temperatures means less fuel lost.
While your car sits in the parking lot, the sun causes the temperature of the interior to rise substantially. This means having to air-condition your car more when you return and even possible damage to the dashboard. Shade helps you to run your air conditioning less and saves you money by not having to replace sun-damaged items.
If shade is not an option, sun shades are helpful to keep in your vehicle to reflect the sun’s heat. Do you make an effort to park in the shade?