Why Does Dashboards Crack?

Many of us have experienced dashboards cracking on us. One day you look up and notice that your dashboard has cracked and can’t quite remember when it happened or why it happened. Hopefully, this post will help you out a bit.

One of the best ways to understand why dashboards crack is to compare them to skin. Your skin can become really dry at times if it is not moisturized. When there’s dry skin, you may experience, peeling, ash, flakes, and various other side effects. Your skin not moisturized is the likely reason for dry skin to occur.

Just like skin, the vinyl plastic that dashboards are made of can become dry. During the months that are hotter like the summer season, the humidity and sun can make the surface of your vinyl plastic extremely dry, which causes it to shrink and shrivel up. The vinyl surface continues to shrivel until eventually there is too much tension and the plastic cracks.

So now that we know why and how our dashboards crack, how exactly do we fix it? By moisturizing it – the same way you fix dry skin. Moisturizing or protecting your vinyl plastic and dashboard with a protectant can extend thelife of your interior for years and make it look like new. A great idea to prevent cracking and maintain an optimal look is to apply protectant to your interior once every four months.

I’m not the biggest fan of Armor-all as their products often leave a greasy feel and look. Iprefer a more subtle sheen that makes the carlooks like it just rolled out of the factory. There are many reliable protectants out there that can deliver a clean sheen. One that we at Premere use and love is 303 Aerospace Protectant. If you would like to purchase some, you can >>click here<<.

I hope that this post helped you. Let me know your thoughts below. Have you ever experienced a dashboard cracking on you?