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Why You Should Park in the Shade This Summer

Every driver knows how harsh the cold winter weather can be on their cars, but the summer season can be equally disastrous for your vehicle. The Kentucky heat can significantly impact your car's internal health and performance. However, the damage can worsen for those who tend to park their cars in direct sunlight on hot days. On a summer day, its internal temperatures can quickly skyrocket to extreme numbers, impacting the battery and engine performance.

If you love your car and want it to be reliable for the summertime, you must try to park it under the shade as much as you can.


Protect Your Battery

Besides parking under shade to protect your internal components, be sure to inspect your battery terminals for any signs of corrosion to assure it is in good condition. Sometimes, shades might not always be available. In such circumstances, you must carry a set of jumper cables in your trunk to be safe.


Prevent Damage to Your Tires

Leaving your car parked out on hot pavement is simply asking for chaos. Your tires can easily blow out if they are inadequately inflated. To prevent such hazardous events, be clever on tire maintenance and always ensure you park under shade to protect them from premature wear.


Stop the Engine from Overheating

Your vehicle's engine is a complex system consisting of numerous components that constantly work to cool it off. Even though it is built to handle intensive heat, it has a limit. An overheating engine should be taken very seriously, considering irreversible damage may occur.


There are some other ways you can protect your car from the Kentucky heat besides parking in the shade. Consider tinting your windows, buying window shades, or leaving the windows cracked the next time you park. Little actions can contribute to maintaining your vehicle's condition. If you require auto maintenance or repair services, our trained mechanics at Springdale Automotive are at your service. Give us a call or drop by one of our four convenient locations today!

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