5 Ways to Protect Your Car from Weather Damage

Published On: September 18, 2019

Phoenix can experience a wide range of weather conditions, from sweltering heat to heavy hailstorms. You may not realize it, but all of these extremes can take a toll on your vehicle year-round. Luckily, there are several steps you can take to protect your vehicle from weather damage of all types. From simple 5-minute solutions to more extensive efforts, here are five ways that you can protect your car from weather damage.

#1. Wash & wax your car to prevent sun damage

Direct sunlight and extreme heat, two very common occurrences in Phoenix, can fade and crack your car’s paint over time. You can prevent some of this damage by washing and hand drying your car more frequently. This will remove dirt, dust, and other particles that can cause damage to your car’s paint or dull your car’s finish over time. Waxing your car will also protect it from the sun by placing a protective layer between your car’s finish and the sun’s harsh rays, which will minimize its damaging effects.

#2. Protect your car from the rain with body wax

Although some people rely on rainfall for their car wash, rainwater is actually damaging to your vehicle. Rainwater is acidic, and it can cause corrosion over time and separate the paint from the chassis. Protect your car with a car body wax and paint protection film in order to create a protective barrier and extend the life of your car’s paint job. 

#3. Check your tire pressure during the summer

Did you know that tires are more likely to blow out during the summer? That’s because increased road temperatures can cause underinflated tires to blow out more easily. Make sure that you regularly monitor your air pressure during the summer and double-check that it isn’t underinflated to help you avoid a blowout on the freeway.


#4. Monitor your car’s fluid levels

The fluids in your car get used up much more quickly during the summer than during other times of the year, so they’ll need to be changed more frequently. During the warm months, check your fluid levels regularly in order to ensure that your car doesn’t become damaged. Check your motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and radiator fluid, and have a professional flush them in order to keep your car running efficiently.

#5. Cover your car to prevent hail damage

Hail season in Phoenix is a nightmare for any car owner. Body dents and dings are all too common during these months, so you’d be well advised to keep your car covered during this time. If you don’t have access to a covered parking area, layer thick blankets on top of your vehicle. Although less ideal than a parking garage, it will still offer a layer of protection that can absorb the shock of the hail falling and minimize damage to your vehicle. If you still find yourself in need of dent repair at the end of winter, call Bumper Buddies mobile dent repair service. We’ll travel to wherever you need us to be and have your car looking as good as new in just a matter of hours.

If you live in the Phoenix area and you find yourself in need of auto body improvements often, you may be experiencing weather-related body damage that is easily avoidable. Follow these five simple steps to help you protect your vehicle from weather damage at all times of the year. If you do still find yourself in need of bumper or dent repair, give us a call here at Bumper Buddies Phoenix. Our mobile dent repair service will repair your vehicle at whatever location is most convenient for you, providing exceptional service in record time and at a fraction of the cost of a traditional auto body shop. To find out more or receive a free repair estimate, give us a call today at (602) 529-5956.

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