Too Much Sun
Parking in direct sunlight is never a good idea. It heats up your car, makes things uncomfortable, and worst of all it exposes everything to direct UV light. Those UV rays can dry out the material of your steering wheel, bleaching it, and doing it long-term damage the more exposure it gets. To help prevent this, it’s important to either park in the shade, or to put a screen over your windshield when you’re not driving. This can also help keep your car cooler, making it a win-win situation. Regularly treating your steering wheel can prevent drying and cracking, as well, especially if it’s leather.