Tucson, AZ feels like you’re living right on the surface of the sun sometimes. It’s a beautiful city, but it’s not much of a walking town. If you want to get around Tucson, you’re going to want to drive a car of your own. The spread out nature of desert towns combined with the blistering sun means that you don’t really want to spend a lot of time out in the elements if you don’t have to.
But, being inside a nice air conditioned car doesn’t mean that the sun can’t do any damage at all, it only means that you’re less likely to get a sunburn. Your car will still suffer the extreme rays of Arizona’s sun.
There are protective clear coats you can get that will help your paint job to withstand harsher sunlight, but this will fade over time without proper upkeep. If the problem is allowed to persist, you wind up with the paint fading and even cracking and chipping away, like those old wrecks you see on the side of the road along Route 66. This can lead to rust, and you might wind up putting in a claim through Shaner Insurance Group Inc. when the damage gets severe enough. Here are a few ways to help you combat the sun’s effects on your car:
Use a lighter paint. Baby blue, white or silver will reflect the sun’s rays. Dark reds and black, not so much.
Park in the shade when you can, and use a cover to keep your car cool when you’re going to be leaving it parked in one spot for awhile.
Wax your car regularly.
Invest in one of those fold-out deflectors for your windshield to keep your interior from cracking to bits.
Shaner Insurance Group Inc. can help you to deal with the unforeseen. Your job is to protect your car against the foreseeable in Tucson, AZ.