TechHow a simple towel can save your car's dashboard in summer

How a simple towel can save your car's dashboard in summer

Photo: genialne.pl
Photo: genialne.pl

9:28 AM EDT, June 13, 2024

Car use reduces its value and shows signs of wear. Placing a towel on the dashboard is one trick to protect the vehicle's interior. What's this about?

Every car owner tries to take care of their vehicle. We care not only about the paint or engine but also about the dashboard. It's worth trying this Italian method so you won't worry about its condition during hot days.

Why put a towel on the dashboard?

Many people in warm parts of Europe look for ways to deal with high temperatures and protect their cars from heat. A towel on the dashboard is a commonly solution used in countries like Italy or Greece. Although it may seem unusual, it works!

It's worth carrying a towel on the dashboard. Photo: Genialne.pl
It's worth carrying a towel on the dashboard. Photo: Genialne.pl

Advantages of using this method

Placing a towel on the dashboard is an economical alternative to specialized covers in automotive stores. The towel protects the dashboard from harmful sun rays. High temperatures in the summer can cause it to harden, shrink, and crack, which, over time, leads to deformations. Such damage is costly, so it’s worth preventing it using this simple towel method.

A towel on the dashboard is a proven trick to protect the car. Photo: Genialne.pl
A towel on the dashboard is a proven trick to protect the car. Photo: Genialne.pl

What else can you do to protect your car from heat?

In Romania, it is also popular to use cardboard or aluminum foil on the car window when the vehicle is left in the sun for extended periods. These solutions are highly appreciated there.

Another trick to help protect the car from excessive heat is parking in the shade whenever possible. If you use your vehicle sporadically, it's beneficial to recharge the battery periodically with a battery charger, which will extend its life. Before driving a highly heated car, it's a good idea to open all the doors to ventilate it. Cooling the interior before driving is a simple yet effective action that significantly improves the vehicle's comfort.

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