How to properly take care of your car in unbearable heat
With the advent of hot weather, those cars that sit on the street are adversely affected. If in the daytime the temperature is 30+, and at night it reaches 16-18+ degrees, and the car owner does not care about this fact, then they should expect an expensive repair in the near future.
Those drivers who leave their stylish sedans like Mitsubishi Lancer or any other car in the sun in this kind of weather should take into consideration the fact that the engine compartment experiences higher temperatures and sometimes that temperature is even higher than that when the engine is running. The reason being that when parked, the air in the engine compartment does not circulate, which creates the greenhouse effect. An increased temperature can cause damage to plastic clamps, hoses, and insulation of wires. Thus, a car owner might face the danger of fuel or liquid leakage from the hydraulic booster.
In the summer, it is important to keep the car well maintained and clean. The plastic in the interior, which is clean, reflects the sun rays much better than the dirty one. For example, a pack of chewing gum on the central console can melt and flow, thereby making dirty the entire area nearby (multimedia control buttons, etc.). Especially dangerous are forgotten lighters in the cabin especially if they are affected by direct sunlight. An explosion and splinters of plastics can be profoundly damaging. If this happens when driving, this can cause an accident.
Any vehicle has some tiny scratches on the windshield, even if they are microscopic ones. Windshield overheating is accompanied by thermal expansion, which causes a concentration of the internal stress of the glass. In case of critical overheating, the scratches and chips on the windshield expand, which provokes the appearance of cracks.
It is worth remembering that having the AC blowing on the hot windshield is not recommended, because the temperature difference can cause the windshield to crack.
Sun rays are dangerous for the paintwork of the vehicle as well. Red, blue, as well as yellow enamel burns out in the heat the most. Black cars receive additional overheating, while white vehicles suffer the least. We would also like to add that if you park your car in the same position for a long time, the paint might fade on the side, which is more turned toward the sun.
And finally we would like to point out that after you wash your car in the hot weather, you must wipe the vehicle dry, because any drop of water in the sun is transformed into a real lens that can intensively affect the paintwork.
Summing up, we hope you find this article useful and you will now be more caring toward your vehicle especially if you have some sports car like a Ford Mustang.
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