Arizona is always pretty warm, but right now a heat wave has come and it might be here for a while. To help you stay safe and put your mind at ease, we’re found some ways to protect your vehicle during a heat wave. Believe it or not, heats waves can be very dangerous for vehicles, so it is important to be prepared.
Does extreme heat damage cars?
During a heat wave, it is a good idea to inspect your vehicle carefully for an signs of damage. Here are some ways to prevent extra wear and tear from the sun.
- One way to protect your vehicle from harmful rays is by keeping it parked in a shaded area. It you have a carport or garage you should keep your vehicle parked there as often as possible.
- Another way to prevent heat damage is by frequently washing and waxing your vehicle. Heat can damage the exterior of your vehicle and keeping it clean and waxed can help prevent this. You can also invest in a car cover for added protection.
- Make sure your car is cleaned out and doesn’t have any combustible items or ones that will melt in the heat. These items could damage your vehicle’s interior.
- If you have to drive a long distance, make sure you are taking appropriate breaks to prevent your vehicle from overheating. Keep a close eye on engine and oil temperatures while you’re driving.
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During this heat wave, it’s important to make sure your vehicle’s AC is working to its fullest capacity. Come get your vehicle’s cooling system checked here at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale. We will be able to make sure your vehicle is armed and ready for any heat wave that comes its way.