How to Protect and Clean Your Car in the Heat - Nearest Car Wash

June 29, 2020

Summer is finally here and we’re ready for road trips, fireworks, tailgating, and stargazing! But maintaining and protecting our vehicles while we enjoy our favorite seasonal pastimes can prove challenging in warmer weather. Thankfully, you can show your car a little appreciation with a world-class cleaning. A few simple steps and help from Texas’ favorite car wash - Tommy Terrific’s Car Wash - and your vehicle will be glimmering all summer long!


Make Tommy Terrific’s Car Wash your nearest car wash destination this summer. When you visit this luxury car wash and purchase a $27 “Works” wash and above, you’ll also receive a complimentary beer or wine. That’s right, now you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a superior summer clean with a drink in hand all summer long!

How to Protect Your Car from Sunlight and Heat

  1. Park in the shade. If you own a luxury vehicle, then you know that parking in the sun is a big no-no. Direct sunlight can damage your interior and exterior - causing unsightly drying, cracking, and fading to paint and leather.
  2. Avoid washing your car in hot weather. Ideally, you should never wash your car in direct sunlight, and even hot weather in the shade. The main reason being that soap residue and rinse water can quickly evaporate on your already heated surfaces resulting in unsightly streaking, drip marks and water spotting. These are not only difficult to remove, but can also damage the paintwork. If you need a good rinse or scrub after a weekend getaway, bring your vehicle to the nearest car wash for professional care.
  3. Wash and dry your exterior often. Not washing your vehicle enough can cause just as much damage. Extreme heat and sunlight accelerates the damage from dirt, oil, and other substances that build up from day to day. Frequent washing and hand drying from the experts at the nearest car wash, on the other hand, will help remove harmful dust and dirt particles that can cause issues to a car’s finish. If you have to wash your vehicle yourself, it’s best to work slowly and thoroughly in small sections to prevent water spots and soap damage, keeping your paint job in perfect shape.
  4. Wax your car regularly. Waxing is one part of your car care routine that shouldn’t be overlooked. Waxing offers your vehicle an extra layer of protection from ultraviolet rays. Most experts recommend that you wax your car every three months - or a minimum of twice a year.


While the warmer weather brings us out of our homes to enjoy our favorite seasonal pastimes, we also have to consider what heat and sunlight do to our vehicles. Follow these steps to protect your vehicle through the year’s hottest months.


To summarize, always park your vehicle out of direct sunlight and avoid washing your car in hot weather, but wash and dry your exterior often. If possible, schedule your vehicle’s regular waxing at the start of the summer season, and let the experts at the nearest car wash handle your car care - like Tommy Terrific’s Car Wash.