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Four Car Tips to Beat Summer Heat | Car Insurance

Summer heat can wreak havoc on your car. Even if you keep your car in a garage regularly, there are sure to be times during the day where your car is sitting directly in the sun for a prolonged period of time.


Car Interior with Sun
Here are four negative effects the summer heat can have on your car and how you can avoid them.

Hot Steering Wheel

Leaving your car parked in the direct sun can make your steering wheel scorching hot by the time you get back in the car. Rotating the steering wheel 180 degrees after you park will expose the side of the wheel that you don’t touch, setting you up for a much more comfortable drive on your way back.

Hot Car Smells

The intense heat of summer can expose some funky smells in your car that can be extremely unpleasant. Instead of springing for an unnatural air freshener, try attaching a dryer sheet to one of your air conditioner vents to freshen up the air as it’s circulating throughout the car.

Engine Overheating

Check and top off your coolant in the spring to avoid any problems come summertime. Pay careful attention to your dashboard for any warning signs of your engine running too hot.

Paint Fading

Just like when you leave a piece of clothing or a photo in the intense sun, your car’s exterior paint can fade after a while. Try to find shade under a tree or overhang when parking outside if you don’t have an indoor option.

Source: The Hartford

Summer Heat, Car Insurance and You

Summer heat can have as much potential to affect car insurance claims as winter’s risks. To make sure you have the right coverage for your cars, call Snyder Insurance at (630) 960-4848