Beat the Heat: Auto Accessories to Protect Your Car This Summer

Posted by Drew Dillard

Tue, Aug 06, 2013 @ 07:46

There is one thing we all despise -- a hot car. Our seats, dashboard, and steering wheel feel like they have taken a trip to Hades after being in the sun all day. A vehicle’s interior can reach a scorching 140 degrees, so take steps to protect your vehicle and keep in a great shape.

Dermatologists always stress the importance of wearing sunscreen to prevent your skin from aging and sun damage. Don't start applying SPF to your leather seats, but the same principle is true for your car. By taking preventative measures, you can save your car's exterior and interior from fading and looking years beyond its age.

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Vehicle Cover

Try to always park your vehicle in a shaded area. However, still invest in an outdoor cover for the times that your car will be exposed to the sun for several hours. When looking for a cover, consider how well it protects against UV rays and its level of durability. A quick search generates several great sites that sell car covers.

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Car Shade

You may not always have time to use a cover for protection. If you are just running into a store for a moment, using a simple sunshade is faster and easier. A shade will protect your dashboard from fading, your leather seats from cracking, and your car from getting so hot.

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Custom Car Mats

Try some GG Bailey Car Couture™ mats, which are not only stylish but help protect your carpet from fading and staining. Our patterns are woven into the carpet, not printed, so they will not wear off over time. They are also durable and stain resistant, so consider getting a pair of custom mats to protect and enhance your vehicle.

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Seat Covers

Sheepskin seat covers for luxury cars

Ever sit down in your car on a hot summer day and scorched the back of your legs? We've all been there. A seat cover can greatly increase your comfort in high temperatures, especially if your car has heat-absorbing leather or vinyl interiors. GG Bailey offers luxury seat covers made of 100% Merino sheepskin. In addition to being super soft, our sheepskins allow airflow and act as an insulator, keeping you cool in the summer but warm in the winter. 

Seat Cushions

bench seat cushion for back seat of car

Like our seat covers, GG Bailey's sheepskin seat cushions also protect your car seats from overheating but with an extra layer of comfort for you. Available in bench and bucket seat sizes. 

The best part? GG Bailey is offering free ground shipping to all customers on all products -- part of our Celebrate Summer event! Act quickly. The deal ends Aug. 7, 2013. 

Summer temperatures can cause issues for other items inside your car.

Take care with:
  • Electronics. They may overheat and not work properly.
  • Plastic water bottles. Never drink from a plastic water bottle that has been left in the car. The chemicals used to make the bottles can leak into your drink and release toxins into your system.
  • Sunscreen. It can become so hot that the bottle explodes all over your floor and seats.
  • Disposable lighters. If hot enough, they can explode.  
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