Pottsville area residents love their cars, and that love goes far beyond the mere need for transportation. While it is true that getting around in Pottsville without a reliable set of wheels can be a challenge, the sheer thrill of driving is what keeps vehicle owners behind the wheel.
As the hottest days of the Pennsylvania summer get closer, now is the time to get your car ready. If you do not want to scorch yourself when you sit behind the wheel, you need to look for ways to help your car keep its cool. Here are some of the most effective ways to protect the interior of your car during those long summer days and nights.
Invest in a Set of Seat Covers
If you want to protect the integrity of your seats, invest in a quality set of seat covers now, before the harsh rays of the sun have done their damage. Even if you do everything right, the sun beating down could start to fade the upholstery in just a few years, especially if your vehicle is equipped with dark-colored seats.
Look for a set of seat covers that is comfortable, easy to install and built to last. If you are looking for something natural, sheepskin seat covers are always great, as are seat covers with cotton and other cooling fibers. Fitted seat covers are simplest to install and much easier to keep in place.
Apply a Quality Protectant
If you want to protect your automotive interior from the harsh rays of the sun, start with a quality protectant. Look for a product that is resistant to UV rays – you will be getting lots of those rays as the Pennsylvania summer progresses.
You may need a variety of different products to protect the entire interior, from protectants for the dashboard and plastic components, to upholstery cleaner to specialty chemicals for the rubber. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and clean the entire interior with a clean dry cloth when you are done. You may also need to reapply the protectant a time or two, especially if it has been an especially hot summer.
Be Careful Where You Park
Given the spread out nature of the Pottsville area and a large number of businesses, it is not always easy to choose your parking space, but seeking out a shady spot makes sense, even if it means walking a few more steps. Parking your car in the shade can reduce the impact of the sun’s rays, and give you a cooler car to return to.
At home, try to park your car in the garage whenever possible, even if it means clearing away the clutter or finding a new home for that old bike. When your car is garaged, it is not soaking up the sun for hours on end, so you can enjoy a better and more comfortable driving experience.
This year promises to be one of the hottest on record, and the summer is just getting started. Now is the time to protect yourself and the car you drive, so you can keep your cool no matter how high the temperature climbs.