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Living in a tropical climate can be tough for your car. We experience monsoon season to a dry season depending on the time of the year. We’ve done a ‘Why should you wash your car during rainy seasons?’ and now, here’s a quick guide on what you should do on a hot weather.

The extreme heat can cause a number of problems, including:

1. Faded paint: The UV rays from the sun can break down paint on your car, causing it to fade and become discolored.

2. Cracked dashboard: The dashboard of your car is made of hard plastic that can crack in the intense heat

3. Swollen Tires: The heat can cause the air inside your tires to expand thus leading to tire swelling.

4. Leaking Seals: The heat can cause the seals in your car to become brittle.

To help protect your car from the heat, here’s a few things you can do:

1. Wash your car regularly: Washing your car removes dirt, debris, and salt which can all accelerate the aging process of your car’s paint.

2. Wax your car regularly: Waxing your car creates a protective barrier on top of the paint of your car.

3. Park your car in the shade: If possible (despite the shortage of parking available in our country), park your car in the shade whenever possible. This will help to keep the interior of your car from heating up and reduce the effect of wear and tear.

4. Use a sunshade: Always practice the habit of putting on sun shades in your car. Get a windshield and side window sunshade in any big box store you can find.

5. Keep your car’s fluids topped off: This includes engine oil, coolant, and windshield washer fluid.

6. Check your tire pressure regularly: Tire pressure should be checked at least once a month but more often during this hot conditions. Low tire pressure can cause your tires to overheat which can lead to premature wear and tear.

By following this simple guide, you can keep your car in good condition and allowing it to extend its lifespan.

Additional Tips:

1. If you have leather seats, you might want to consider using a leather conditioner to protect the leather from drying out.

2. If you have to leave your car in the sun, make sure to leave the windows open a few inches to circulate the air and prevent your car from getting too hot.

3. Last but not least, drink plenty of fluids yourself. The heat can be dangerous so it is vital to stay hydrated.

Conclusion

These are a few ways you can keep your car in good condition in spite of the extreme heat. If you are unable to do so due to lack of time or experience, please feel free to bring your car to any of our five nearest branches. We provide exterior and interior care to maintain the quality and extend the lifespan of your car’s materials. Find more information here!

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