What would you say if we told you that one of the most important factors in buying a car is aesthetic appeal? It’s true. People buy cars they think look good. They don’t buy ugly cars. That leads us to the question of protecting your car’s paint. You want to drive something that looks good, right?
Here are four easy tips for protecting your car’s paint:
Regular road dirt can do a number on the clear coat that protects your car’s paint. That says nothing of bug juice, tar, and other things. The best way to combat them is to regularly wash your car. We recommend a washing solution specifically designed for cars. Avoid dish soap, laundry soap, and other similar detergents as they can dull the appearance of your car’s finish.
As long as you’re going to wash, you should also wax your car at the same time. A regular waxing protects against damaging things like bird droppings, acidic insect bodies, tar, etc.
Any scratch left untreated could lead to bigger problems later on. We recommend repairing scratches as soon as they appear. You can get paint and clear coat from any auto body shop supplier. Clean the area, paint the scratch, and then cover with a layer of clear coat. Do a good job and you’ll never know there was ever a scratch.
Lastly, excessive sun exposure can ruin your car’s paint over time. Look to park your car under some sort of cover whenever possible. Use a carport or garage at home; look for shaded areas when you’re out and about. Avoiding sun exposure has the added benefit of preventing the interior from fading as well.