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Car Sun Protection at Graff Mt. Pleasant

You already know it is important to protect yourself from the sun’s UV rays in the summer months, but did you know it is also important to protect your vehicle? During the summer season, UV rays can have a huge impact on the condition of your vehicle’s interior and exterior. The warmer temperatures can cause overheating of various components, interior damage, and even exterior wear. Before the temperatures rise, learn the importance of protecting your vehicle from the damaging UV rays of the sun. On this page, Graff Mt. Pleasant gives some tips for protecting the interior and exterior of your car, truck, or SUV from high temperatures. To make sure your vehicle is prepared to perform properly in the heat, you can also visit our routine maintenance or FAQ page for answers to all of your vehicle maintenance questions.

Vehicle Sun Protection Tips for Summer

When you leave your vehicle out in the sun for a long period of time, the sun’s harsh rays can cause potential problems and long-term damage, which is why we have put together these summer car care vehicle sun protection tips to keep your car, truck, SUV, or crossover in the best possible condition this season. Following these vehicle sun protection tips will help extend the life of your vehicle and keep it looking like new long after the summer season:

Keeping your vehicle’s fluids maintained is very important, and we recommend checking your fluids regularly in all seasons. However, the high temperatures of summer can cause the health of your vehicle’s fluids to deteriorate more quickly, which is why it is important to always check their condition. Below we’ve outlined how the heat and sun can affect your coolant, brake fluid, oil and even gasoline:

Other vehicle components you should check when it comes to Summer Car Care are your belts and hoses since summer’s high temperatures can cause additional wear on both of these parts. A cracked hose with leaks can cause fluid levels to drop and damage other vehicle parts, while a snapped belt can cause your engine to stop altogether. By routinely inspecting your belts and hoses, you can save time and money in the long run.

Hot summer weather can also affect the condition of your tires. When the temperature rises, it causes the pavement to get hot, and hot pavement results in increased friction on your tires. Your vehicle’s tire tread can, therefore, wear faster in the summer, so we recommend checking your tire’s air pressure and tread periodically throughout the season and before heading on the road for a long period of time.

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Schedule a Summer Car Care Appointment at Graff Mt. Pleasant

We know the summer season calls for time in the sun. That is why at Graff Mt. Pleasant we want you to be aware of the importance of sun protection when it comes to your vehicle. The heat and UV rays can cause damage to both the exterior and interior of your vehicle. Make sure you keep your car, truck, SUV, or crossover in top condition this summer with our vehicle sun protection tips. If you are in need of vehicle maintenance, schedule your summer car care appointment at Graff Mt. Pleasant. Our team of ASE Certified Technicians will help inspect, repair, and replace any part of your vehicle. Schedule your appointment online or call (989) 773-3937 or (989) 773-3917 today. Our dealerships are located at 4580 E Pickard Rd (Chevrolet) and 116 N. Mission St. (Buick GMC Cadillac) in Mt. Pleasant, MI. We proudly serve the Mt. Pleasant area as well as Midland, Clare, Big Rapids, Alma, and St. Louis.