How to Protect Your Car’s Paint

how to protect your car's paint

Your vehicle’s paint is one of its most crucial assets. But if it is ignored, your paint will eventually deteriorate, impacting your car's overall value and good looks. To help you avoid this from happening, we've come up with a list of the top ways for you to protect your car's shell below.   

Sun Protection

The sun can wreak havoc on your paint. When it is exposed to hot temperatures and UV rays, it can crack and fade. The cracks allow water to seep in which can lead to rust over time. To prevent this from happening, you should try to keep your vehicle parked in the shade. Park it in your garage or under covered parking when you’re not home. In addition, getting your car waxed is also a great way to help protect its paint. Schedule a service appointment today, and our expert technicians will do the work for you!

Bird Droppings

This is one of the worst things for your finish. Bird droppings contain chemicals that eat away at paint. Avoid parking under trees, as this can put your vehicle at risk of such droppings. Again, parking your vehicle in the garage or under covered parking are some of the best ways to avoid this problem. If you do find droppings on your car, immediately remove them with warm, soapy water.

Stones

Hitting small rocks with your vehicle while driving is sometimes impossible to avoid. However, you can work to avoid this by using extra caution on unsurfaced and recently paved roads.

Gasoline Spills & Brake Fluid

When filling up at the pump, make sure gas doesn’t spill onto the paint of your vehicle, because it can cause peeling. If this happens, wash the gasoline off the surface right away. Brake fluid is also extremely problematic for a car’s surface, as it can cause stripping, so be careful when topping off at the pumps.

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