There‚Äôs no scorcher quite like a South Texas scorcher. Along with the hot weather, though, comes a few risks for your car. While there’s not a whole lot you can do to change the weather, there are certainly a few things you can do to help your car. Read on for a few tips to amp up your car’s defense this summer.

Shade, Shade, Shade!

This one is kind of a given, but you should always park your car in the shade when possible. Not only will it keep your car’s interior temperature down, but it will help preserve the plastic and other materials within your vehicle.

Protect your Seats

You know the struggle of hot summer days if your car’s got leather seats. There are few things more unpleasant than sitting on a hot leather seat when you’re in shorts. The best way to help alleviate the discomfort is to use seat covers when the weather is particularly hot. You can also use a seat conditioner to protect against cracks and tears, and wipe down your dashboard with a microfiber cloth to keep it clean during the summer time.

Protect your windshield

Windshield covers aren’t the most glamorous option for battling the heat, but looks aren’t everything! Using a windshield cover will help keep your car cooler during the blistering South Texas heat. Use one while you’re at work to ensure a comfy car for your drive home.