How the Sun Damages Your Car (Infographic)

Summer is the most awaited time for many. It is the time to go on breaks, vacations, and do a lot of travelling, be it international or within state. This is also the perfect time to bond with your family and friends, since classes have ended. However, did you know that the sun can greatly damage your vehicle if it is not properly prepped?

How the sun damages your car

Damage on your car’s exterior

The summer sun’s heat can greatly damage your car’s paint job and exterior. These powerful rays, especially if your vehicle is exposed under it for a long time, can also oxidize and fade automobile paint and make a car look old and worn out before it’s due. Car owners who are greatly concerned about chipping or fading may want to invest in a paint protection film kit. Some kits only cover the acrylic headlights, but some kits are available that cover your entire vehicle. If you adopt some or all of these simple tips to provide protection from the hot sun, your car will age more gracefully, much like your skin will with the regular application of sunscreen.

Damage on your car’s interior

The heat and UV rays doesn’t only endanger your skin but can also affect your car’s interior. These rays mixed with the high temperature can cause the interior upholstery of your car to fade faster, making it look older than it is. At the same time, the wood trim and dashboard can also suffer from the heat too! It can cause the wood to fade. Plastic parts of the interior can also succumb to the heat and have cracks.

Car tint keeps your car interior from heat that can damage it from warping, fading, or cracking. It blocks 90% or more of harmful UV rays while also significantly reducing heat. By installing it to your windows, you prevent your car’s interior from deteriorating at a much faster pace.

Damage under the hood

The heat also contributes to the faster deteriorating of the engine, especially when you put too much strain on the air conditioning unit, by maxing it out, especially on the hot summer days. It can cost you a lot of fuel too.

Tints act like insulating layers by trapping interior heat inside the car during the winter. When the heat hits your window from outside, the heat travels through the glass and transfers to the air and other objects that may be in contact with the window. This process is called Conduction.

With the right window tint, you can reduce the heat inside your car in the scorching summer months by up to 60%. A cooler interior provides more comfort, and can significantly reduce air conditioning usage, thus extending the life of AC systems and lessening your fuel consumption. For short, comfort and savings, made possible by car tint.  Lesser use of the air conditioning units can have a significant impact on fuel mileage and your savings from the lesser fuel pump.

Prepare your vehicle for this summer!

Many people actually want their cars be tinted come summertime to have access to tinting’s benefits to its passengers: lessen or get rid of the sun’s glare, keep the vehicle cooler and protect the interiors from premature deterioration caused by the sun. The summertime is generally warmer, which is actually a plus for car tinting. According to experts, the higher the temperature is, the tint will dry down and “cure” faster naturally. But, as the humidity also rises, it can compromise the actual application of the films. High humidity can effect the way tint adheres to windows.