How to Protect Your Vehicle from Sun and Heat This Summer

2022 Ford Expedition | Spirit Lake, IA

Summers can get plenty hot in Iowa, so now is the time to start thinking about how you’ll protect your vehicle from intense sun and heat. To get you started, here are a few simple heat-fighting tips from our team here at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake.

Care for the Exterior

The more the sun beats down on your car, the more the paint is at risk of fading and cracking. However, regular washes can banish damaging dust and dirt, while a good wax job will help protect the finish.

Protect the Interior

Too much sun exposure can fade, crack, and dry out your car’s seats, dash, and other interior surfaces. When you park, try to find a shady spot to limit the sun’s rays. You may also want to get a folding windshield visor and covers for the seats. It’s a good idea to wipe down surfaces frequently to remove dust particles, too.

Keep up with Maintenance

Heat can have negative effects under the hood as well. To prevent serious problems, be sure to keep your fluids topped up, have your battery and charging system inspected, and follow maintenance recommendations for your cooling system and A/C.

Ready to get a head start on the heat? Schedule a service appointment at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake so your vehicle will be prepared for summer’s worst.

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