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What are the effects of daily exposure to sunlight on cars? What are the issues to pay attention to when using car in summer?

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Wondee Autoparts


Summer is approaching, and vehicles are inevitably exposed to direct sunlight. If a person can't stand being exposed to the scorching sun for a few minutes, the car will be exposed to sunlight for several hours, and the temperature inside the car can reach as high as 60-70 degrees.

Summer is approaching, and vehicles are inevitably exposed to direct sunlight. If a person can't stand being exposed to the scorching sun for a few minutes, the car will be exposed to sunlight for several hours, and the temperature inside the car can reach as high as 60-70 degrees. Can it withstand it? Will there be any negative impact? What should I pay extra attention to when driving in summer?

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There will be several impacts, firstly on people. The interior of the car is made of various plastic, rubber, and leather products. After being exposed to high temperatures, they will emit some toxic substances, making it obvious that there is a strong odor inside the car, which affects physical health. Among them, formaldehyde is the most harmful to the human body. Special attention should be paid to new cars within a year, as formaldehyde emissions are relatively high at this time. So before driving in summer, open all the windows for ventilation and heat dissipation. This can not only dissipate the polluted air inside the car, but also accelerate the reduction of the temperature inside the car. After the hot air inside the car dissipates, close the windows and turn on the air conditioning. Secondly, it will accelerate the aging of various rubber and plastic components, such as tires, dashboard, wiper blades, etc. When parking in summer, it is best to place it in a cool place. If it is necessary to expose it to the sun, there is no need to worry too much. Only a few components will age faster, and the vast majority of components will not have any impact and will not damage the car.

There are several points to pay special attention to when driving in summer:​

1. Do not put lighters, perfume and other explosive objects on the dashboard in the car, especially lighters. Drivers who smoke must pay attention. The temperature of the dashboard after being exposed to direct sunlight is very high, and these things are easily explosive and very dangerous.

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2. Check the tires more before driving, as the probability of a tire blowout in summer is higher than in other seasons, so the frequency of tire inspection should also be increased. Including tire pressure, tire aging, and injuries. Accurate tire pressure is the foundation, and if a tire is damaged, it must be replaced in a timely manner. If a tire ages, it should also be replaced in a timely manner. Don't compare yourself with others. It's not correct that someone else's tires have been used for 8 years without any problems, while their own tires have only been used for 5 years and they don't want to replace them. After tire injury and aging, it is not necessarily a risk of tire blowout, but rather a significant increase in probability. Do not put yourself in danger.

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3. The engine compartment should be inspected more, with a focus on checking the wiring and oil leakage. Check if the circuit is exposed due to aging. If the copper wire inside is exposed due to aging, it can easily cause a short circuit and even emit electric sparks, leading to a fire. Is there any oil leakage in the engine and transmission? If there is an oil leakage, not only will there be a strange odor when turning on the air conditioning, but the oil vapor will also accelerate the corrosion of the circuit. With the oil vapor, combined with a short circuit in the circuit, the probability of catching fire is greatly increased.

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4. In summer, there is a lot of rain. When passing through very low-lying sections such as railway bridges, if there is accumulated water inside, do not rush in. Every summer, there are cases of driving into flooded roads and being flooded. To determine the depth of the water, if it can be passed, it should be passed. Once it is submerged and extinguished, do not start the fire again, call for rescue. On rainy days, it is important to pay attention to whether your vehicle is leaking water, especially when equipped with a sunroof. If the sunroof drainage hole is blocked, rainwater cannot be discharged and will flow along the sunroof gap to the roof of the cab. So if you see the ceiling getting wet, immediately check the sunroof drain, and don't forget to close the sunroof after parking.

From: WONDEE Autoparts

2024-5-6

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