Hot weather can really affect the flawless attributes on everything in your car from your tire pressure to the windshield. That’s why an important steps should be strictly followed to protect any undesirable effects to your car especially if you live in an area where scorching summers are experienced.
Be sure to have your car undergone a proper maintenance check-up. Any minor problems should be corrected as soon as it is found before it become a major problem.
You should apply a vinyl or leather protector in your car seats and dashboard to serve as a protection against excessive heat and sun damage. A tint windows will help UV rays so might as well get for your car.
Do you know that battery life decrease during excessive heat due to fluid evaporation? In that manner, you should refill those liquid with distilled water on regular check-up. Before driving off from your driveway, you need to check if your tire has the right pressure. Oftentimes, tire pressure increases in high temperature. Consult to your car manual to make a correction to these pressure readings.
Keep your car clean and shiny since it will help from radiant heat as well as protect from any heat absorbing dirt and oxidation.
If you are driving during hot condition, be sure that your air conditioning is working normally especially if you’re taking a long drive. It would be best to leave early in the morning or evening when the condition is a bit cooler.
Cleaning Car Tires without Causing Damage
You might be using a car wash soap in cleaning your car tires but it only gives you just a fair result. Not an excellent remarks as you expected. Not bright and shiny. If that’s the case, you should use a soap specially formulated for your car tires. You should use an acid-based wheel cleaner if your tire is chrome but a non-acid cleaner for other types of wheels.
Most professional car detailers are using an acid-based cleaners because it can clean so easily and instantly. You should also be careful in applying this type of solution because it can easily damage those painted, polished and anodized surfaces. To keep safe, an acid-free cleaner is the best alternative.
How to Clean Tires & Wheels
- Get a large bucket, sponge, brush, nozzle hose and a spray wheel cleaner or usual favorite soap.
1. A wheel and tire should be cleaned and rinsed at a time.
2. Smart way to avoiding any water spots: tires and wheels should be cleaned first before washing the car.
3. A bucket of soapy water with your wheel cleaner should be used.
4. Use proper brushes then follow with sponge to remove any remaining dirt.
5. Don’t forge to properly rinse your tire, wheel & brake caliper with clean water.
Winter Tire Protection Guide
Harsh weather in winter is expected so your car should endure this type of environment. It is essential to be prepared at all times since everything can be affected here.
Paintwork Protection. Winters can damage your paintwork since your car has huge possibility of being covered with snow and it also means being covered with salt. A protection has to be laid out to serve as a barrier to this element.
Wheels and Tires. Add a layer protection to your wheels to to avoid any damage during winter season. It would be best remove all your wheels in cleaning so you can do it right with either shampoo or strong wheel cleaner.
Exterior Plastics. To give a little protection to your car, it would be great to apply a plastic bumpers, trim vinyls & rubbers during extreme temperature months.