How to Protect Your Car in Hot Weather

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As the weather heats up, the wear and tear on your car can get worse. Here are a few ways you can protect your car in hot weather:

  1. Use a windshield sun shade – These protect your interior from baking in the heat and keeps your car cooler when you get back inside after a hot day.
  2. Use protective sprays – There are products available that can provide another protective layer, like vinyl or leather protectants.
  3. Consider tinted windows – You’ll need to review your state’s regulations on the amount you can tint a window, but these can keep your upholstery from cracking.
  4. Park in the shade – This is obvious, but when you can, park in the shade. Look for streets where the shade created by buildings will pass over your car during the hottest part of the day.
  5. Check the car’s battery – When it gets hot, excessive fluid evaporation reduces the life of the battery. Make sure it’s functioning in top shape.
  6. Travel when it’s cooler – If you can, try to drive during the cooler parts of the day, like early morning or late evening. It will be easier on you, your passengers, and your car.

Chevy, Buick, and GMC Expand Military Discounts

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Through May 31st, 2016, Chevy, Buick, and GMC will be expanding their military discounts for U.S. military veterans and their spouses in honor of National Military Appreciation Month.

GM offers the most comprehensive automotive military discount program in the industry. The program is available to U.S. military veterans within one year of separation, active-duty members, reservists, retirees, and their spouses. And, in honor of May being National Military Appreciation Month, the program will now expand to all veterans and spouses, regardless of their separation date.

The discount is available for popular models, including the all-new Chevrolet Malibu, GMC Sierra, and Buick Encore. Plus, the discount can be combined with current incentives, so veterans could save thousands of dollars on brand new models.

“The Military Discount is one of many GM efforts to say thank you to U.S. military families,” said Ken Barrett, GM chief diversity officer and former U.S. Navy captain.

GM has supported the U.S. military since 1917, when 90% of GM’s trucks were manufactured for WWI. And today, GM maintains the support by hiring and helping the latest generation of veterans. We want to thank every person who has served our country. It takes a brave soul to join, and we want to show our appreciation at Wiesner of Huntsville.