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Summertime Car Battery Care

July 1st, 2019 Posted by battery maintenance, body shop, car sun damage, tips No Comment yet

Summertime is a time of great weather, fun, and travel. Summertime can be fun but it can be tough on your car. One part of your car that you may not realize feels the full brunt of that heat is your battery. In fact your battery is more likely to die due to extreme heat exposure than cold exposure.

This goes against one myth that the cold weather is the biggest threat to your battery. That is one myth that has been busted wide open. Science shows that it is heat that will do the most damage. And by damage, something that could leave you stranded by the road.

Steps To Protect That Car Battery In Summer

Check it Out

The number one thing you can do is be aware of that battery. By being aware, I mean inspecting it on regular intervals. Two intervals you must absolutely do are at the beginning of the summer season and vacation.

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As the warm season begins you want to get that battery inspected. As simple as this may seem it often gets overlooked. Many people don’t think to do it, until they are stranded on the side of the road. Set a reminder and go do it as soon as the warm season hits.

Before Vacation

There is no worse time to find out your battery has gone kaput, or was about to go kaput, than when you are 700 miles from home. Worse you are in a place you don’t know, along a stretch of highway. That is not the time to find out your battery is bad. Make sure ANY vacation, especially summer vacation, starts with a full battery inspection.

And The Simplest Habit For Your Battery…

Avoid the heat. Keep your car in a cool place whenever you can. Park in the shade and garages to reduce the temperature under the hood. Also using sunshades can be effective as well.

Drive Safe


Sources

TOP 7 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR CAR BATTERY FROM THE SUMMER HEAT. – THE DAILY BOOST
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Car Sun Damage

April 12th, 2018 Posted by body shop, car sun damage, tips No Comment yet

With Winter ending, the sun will soon be blazing across Western Branch, Chesapeake, And Portsmouth. As a body shop located in the Western Branch And Portsmouth Area, we understand damage, to any part of a car. Just because the sun is not a 2000 lb Toyota smashing into your side, does not mean it cannot hurt your vehicle. And this damage can hurt you at re-sale or just in your general satisfaction with your car or truck.

car repair for sun damageIn fact from the minute your car’s paint gets exposed to sunlight, the potential for long term sun damage begins. And it is not just the exterior. As heat builds up in the car interior the upholstery fades, cracks, and takes on damage. These all become expensive eye sores that hurt resale value.

Protecting The Exterior

A simple remedy to prevent paint damage to the car exterior is to regularly wash and wax your car. This keeps harmful pollutants, dirt and minerals off the paint and insulates it from future damage

Protecting The Interior

A simple interior windshield cover can keep the outrageous heat levels down in your vehicle. This simple remedy can help you protect your upholstery for years to come. Also park in places with natural shade. Why incur sun damage that you do not have too.

Here is a video with some quick easy reminders on why you need to protect your car interior and exterior from ongoing sun damage

Need Body Or Auto Body Repair In Western Branch?

Maybe you have had too much sun exposure to your car. If that is the case, we are here to help. We specialize in the restoration of interiors and exteriors of many types of vehicles. This includes trucks and cars. We also work with insurance companies.


repair sun damage to carReferences

“How To Protect Your Car From Sun Damage.” Autobytel.com, www.autobytel.com/car-ownership/maintenance-repair/how-to-protect-your-car-from-sun-damage-121619/.

“Protect Your Car from the Damaging Effects of Sun and Heat.” State Farm® – Simple Insights®, State Farm, 3 Apr. 2018, www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/auto-and-vehicles/protect-your-car-from-the-damaging-effects-of-sun-and-heat.