After months of cold weather and restrictions of all kinds, it is now time to think about the holidays that are on the horizon, when travel is now more free and it is again possible to travel anywhere in France . Like many French people, will the beach be your destination this summer? Very good news ! The sun is yours and you can walk with your feet in the sand. The dream, right? But did you know that the seaside is far from being the friend of your car, which undergoes many external aggressions while you are basking on the pill? Fortunately, there are a few simple tips for protect your vehicle and thus avoid unpleasant surprises and going to the garage when you return from vacation. Check them out below!
Protect your interior and bodywork from the sun
You may not have known it, but the soleil is extremely harmful to your vehicle, as it is to your skin. Indeed, prolonged exposure can cause some harmful effects, such as yellowing of the headlights, damage to the seals or even the tarnishing of the exterior paint. To avoid all these minor inconveniences, try as much as possible to park your vehicle in the shade, taking into account the rotation of the sun. Avoid getting under a tree, which is too small and which exposes you to other risks, such as sap or bird droppings, which could damage your bodywork. In order to protect the interior of your vehicle, we recommend that you invest in sunshades for the windshield and windows, which will also limit the rise in temperature in the passenger compartment.
Avoid getting sand into your car
Once you have taken all the precautions to protect your car from the sun, also pay attention to the sable, by ensuring that it stays on the beach and not that it invites itself into your cabin. To do this, some basic rules must be applied, such as washing your hands before getting on board, so as not to scratch the steering wheel but also the touch screen and the gear lever. If you can, take a full shower before leaving the beach to prevent the sand from sticking to you and damaging the seats. Finally, and if it seems obvious to avoid theft, always remember to close your windows when you leave your vehicle. Thus, the sand will not enter it, sparing you a few hours of thorough cleaning afterwards to remove the grains stuck in the recesses of the cabin.
Carefully clean your vehicle
Once your trip to the beach is over, the best thing to do is to offer your car a deep wash, in order to remove the sand but also the salt coming from the spray coming from the sea. Whether it is with rollers or with a jet, remember to wash the entire body carefully, and do not forget to clean the underside of your vehicle , more prone to corrosion. Discover all our tips for washing your car efficiently!
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