If your garage is full, chances are your car will be out in the sun, fading, and breaking down to a lower residual value. Here are the best ways to protect your car from sun damage while turning your garage into a hunter's paradise.
Car Protection: About $ 300
This will absolve many sins. Your car is virtually immune to sun, dew, grit, pollen, and minor shocks when you buy a high-quality, waisted cover made from an advanced fabric such as Kimberly Clark NOAH. Large custom car wrap manufacturers, including CoverKing and California Car Cover, offer protective covers of this or similar materials that breathe while keeping out dirt, UV radiation and moderate humidity. It's essentially a garage that you can roll up into a ball.
The downside is that they spend about as much effort as rolling up a garage. Basically, every time you drive or park a car, you have to wrestle a double-thick cover of heavy material onto and from your car, using a technique that prevents dirt and grime from being thrown onto the vehicle. It's really not hard once you get used to it, but many people give up before they do.
Window Tint: About $ 500 to $ 1,500
My next favorite solution is the window tint, though it does nothing for the exterior of your car and costs much more than a cover. But there is nothing to struggle for when you park or drive.
You may have seen mywhere we learned how the blocks almost all harmful sun rays without appearing dark and gloomy , Look at these nanotechnology and ceramic paints from 3M, Lluminar and others so you can protect the interior of your car instead of just making it look the way you are. The latest tinting films also work without the old-fashioned metallized layer, which may reduce the cell phone signals in your vehicle.
Window Blind: About 30 USD
The cheapest insurance? A windshield screen. I like the stiff accordion-like screens specially made for your windshield shape to avoid stains that can penetrate the sun.
These panels mainly protect the dashboard and the front seats, which is certainly a limited coverage. However, today's dashboard is a huge assembly that is as hard to replace as the engine. It is worth protecting.
Thinking about installing one of these carpet covers on your dashboard? Not. Protect your car before it takes such humility.
UV Protector: About $ 15
I've recently shown you how to restore faded black exterior panels with various products that also promise to prevent sun damage. I'm skeptical that anything you spray and wipe will prevent the damage from the most powerful sphere in our universe. But hey, people also swear by Sunscreen with Sun Protection Factor 50.
Ceramic Color: About $ 500 to $ 2,000
I have not tried this technology because it's too rich for my blood, in addition to the money that I spend on window tint and car covers. Several brands of Shop Applied Coatings claim to embed nanoparticles in the exterior and interior surfaces of the car to protect it from wear, dirt, light abrasion and UV radiation.
A number of high-end car owners I know make their first stop in the ceramics application business after purchasing a new car.