When we’re going out into the direct sunlight for hours, we often shade ourselves or wear sunscreen – after all, we don’t want to overheat or get sunburnt. Your car can suffer a similar fate if it’s not protected from sun damage, but thankfully there are several ways to prevent or at least alleviate the problem.
Often, people will leave their cars parked sitting directly in the sun when, for example, there is no room in the garage to store it. This puts it at high risk for sun damage – to the topcoat, to the interior, the list goes on. Washing your car often can help minimize the effects of the sun, because a clean car can effectively act as a “sunscreen” for it, whereas keeping it dirty can actually increase the risk of damage. Another helpful tip is to cover the interior of the car with cloth or some other material. Have you ever seen cracked leather on the seats or a faded dashboard? This is often due to not protecting the interior of a car from the sun.
There is one very effective preventative measure, though – carports, in Florida especially due to the sun’s intensity, will provide all the shade and protection your car needs. Easy to build and customize, a carport may be exactly what you need to keep your car safe from harmful damage. We protect ourselves from the sun all the time – your car deserves the very same.