Car insurance: Hot weather 'can damage autos'

Wednesday, 01 July 2009

Drivers who do not want to find themselves searching for a car insurance policy for a new vehicle before they intended to trade in their current auto may do well to make sure they protect their motor from the sun.

Autoglym has warned hot weather can prove more problematic than sub-zero temperatures.

It explained intense heat and lots of UV light can fade paintwork, bake damaging contaminants onto the body and cause plastics and rubber to degrade.

The company advised motorists to wash their cars in the shade to prevent cleaning products drying on their vehicle.

It also suggested using a specialist insect remover so they do not damage paintwork by rubbing too hard.

On top of this, the firm stated making use of protective cleaning products can be useful.

Hemant Patel, Autoglym's technical director, said: "We all know the importance of using sun cream to care for our skin and ... a good coating of wax or polish can add a vital protective layer to a car's paintwork."

Earlier this year, EurotaxGlass's reported a comprehensive clean can help private vehicle sellers get up to £600 extra for a used auto.

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