Invest in the Best Car Canopy to Keep Your Car Good as New
By Space Coast Daily // September 23, 2019
Just how important is a canopy for your car? While most people do not invest in a car canopy tent, various benefits that come with having a custom canopy strong enough to hold a car.
Just like humans, your car is exposed to environmental hazards and extreme weather conditions such as sun, wind, and rain. Having the best car canopy helps to keep your vehicle free of external damages.
Quality canopies last longer. Portable car canopies are best for outdoor use, especially when you are going for road trips, as you can easily install and store them. Below are some of the common hazards that a quality canopy should protect your car from.
Extreme heat damages both the inside and outside of your vehicle. The value of your car can drop to even half as much if it has extreme interior sun damage.
There are various ways that radical heat can damage your car. First off is the paint. Darker paint colors especially absorb so much heat, putting your car at a higher risk.
Paint colors eventually fade when exposed to too much heat. Plastic parts on your vehicle; such as mirror covers and bumpers are the most susceptible to heat damage.
The leather seats will also fade quickly, and the natural oils on the leather will dry out, causing the leather to become stiff and crack. Another very susceptible part of your car is its dashboard, the part longest exposed to the sun. The windshield accelerates sun damage causing it to fade and crack quickly.
Vehicles with a clear coat succumb to the damage caused by acid rain the most. The acid water corrodes the paint and weakens the metal over time. After water evaporates, the acid is left on the car, and that is when it causes even more severe damage.
The acid compound, together with sunlight, causes extreme damage to the car’s exterior. A car that has been damaged by acid rain will have some areas which have an irregular shape, and others permanently etched. A canopy can protect your vehicle from acid damage. Also, ensure you regularly wash your car to remove any accidental acid traces.
A canopy prevents snow build-up on your car and keeps your car safe from the freezing winter temperatures.
With a canopy, you get to protect your windshield from damage and also save yourself the trouble of defrosting it using vinegar every morning.
A canopy also prevents the wipers from freezing on your windshield. If you fail to remove all the snow particles from the wipers, they could scratch the screen and destroy it.
While bird droppings may seem harmless, they can wreak havoc for your car in the long run. Not only does bird poop destroy all your car washing efforts, but it also ruins your paint when left intact for a long time.
Bird droppings are extremely acidic, and they are worse paint destroyers when they combine with UV rays. Protecting your car from bird damage by the use of a canopy is always money well spent.
How to make your canopy last longer
You do not want to be buying a new canopy every now and then, so it is prudent that you learn to take good care of it. First, you need to use the canopy as per the instructions in the manual and follow all the safety measures.
Secondly, follow the washing directions. Use of a gentle scrub with mild soap and sponge makes for adequate cleaning. Avoid using harsh chemicals such as vinegar they can discolor the fabric and cause permanent damage.
Additionally, resist the urge to change the accessories or to self-customize. Assembling and dissembling the canopy can cause damage and render it inefficient.
Your car is a huge investment which you should take good care of so that it can last for a long time. Moreover, you can get good value for money as some canopies are multi-purpose.
You can use them as a parking shelter, camping tent, or even incorporate LED lights and you have yourself a party tent! A canopy will protect your car from environmental damage and ensure it remains in top-notch condition.
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