The summer season is a time of road trips and endless automotive fun, but it is also a time of sun damage and a fading interior. If you are not careful, the upholstery in your car could leave the summer worse for wear, and the damage done by the sun and heat could reduce the value of your vehicle.
You do not have to let the harmful rays of the sun and the unrelenting summer heat take a toll on your vehicle and its upholstery. With a few simple precautions and some affordable materials, you can keep your car’s interior looking like new no matter what the weather holds.
Use a Sun Shade
One of the simplest, yet most effective, ways to protect the interior of your vehicle is with a sun shade. Sun shades are inexpensive, easy to use and very good at reflecting the harsh rays of the sun.
You can find a sun shade at any automotive store – and at many online retailers as well. Once you have the sun shade, just put it in your car’s windshield whenever you park. When you return to your vehicle, you can simply fold up the sun screen, stow it in your trunk and enjoy a cool and comfortable interior.
Use a Commercial Product to Protect the Upholstery
Keeping your car clean is important, but it is also a good way to protect your upholstery. The next time you clean your car, go beyond the wash and wax and apply a commercial protectant to your upholstery as well.
You can find these upholstery protection products in automotive stores, big box stores and online. Just look for a product that provides true UV protection – you will need that protection to keep your upholstery looking like new despite the harsh rays of the sun.
Add Some Seat Covers
If you want to provide the ultimate protection for the interior of your vehicle, the easiest thing to do is cover it up. Adding a quality set of seat covers to the interior of your car will prevent the sun’s rays from penetrating, keeping the color, and the integrity of the seats, intact.
You do not have to spend a fortune on seat covers to protect your car and its interiors. Even an inexpensive set of seat covers will protect the interior from damaging UV rays and other dangers.
The quality of your car’s interior will play a big role in its resale value, and in your comfort as you drive. If you want to protect your interior and keep it looking like new, you need to protect your vehicle, starting with the tips outlined above.