Protecting Your Car’s Exterior Against the Summer Heat

Blog | Jun 25, 2016

The hot Arizona sun and desert heat in the Phoenix metro area can be damaging to your vehicle without the proper protection. The strong UV rays of the sun can eat through protective clear coats, and cause paint to oxidize and fade. Ensuring your vehicle’s exterior is adequately protected not only keeps your vehicle looking in tip-top shape, but also helps prevent costly repairs later, with these useful exterior care tips:

  • Treat your vehicle to full service car washes on a regular basis. Giving your car a bath removes dirt, dust, and debris to prevent scratching and damaging the clear coat. A full service wash should also include regular waxing to increase protection from the sun’s damaging UV rays.
  • Park in shaded areas whenever possible. While it can still feel like a sauna in the shade, your car’s exterior is not exposed to direct sunlight, which can heat up the metal surfaces and make them hot enough to fry an egg. If you cannot part in the shade, consider investing in a car cover.
  • Have the battery tested and cleaned frequently. The excessive heat in Arizona has been known to quickly drain and shorten the lifespans of batteries. Regular testing and cleaning will help prevent finding yourself stranded.

To keep your car clean and protected against the sun and summer heat, please feel free to stop by one of Cobblestone Auto Spa’s Phoenix metro locations today, or call us at (602) 788-9274 and remember to ask about our unlimited car wash plan, where you can wash as much as you want, for one low monthly price!