Whether your car is new or used, taking care of its paintwork will ensure that your vehicle looks good, and lasts for years to come. There are a number of steps that road users can take to protect their car’s paintwork, helping to keep it looking as though you just drove it out of the showroom for years to come.
Though most of us neglect to give our cars the regular cleaning they probably need, doing so can really help when it comes to keeping your paintwork looking its best. Many auto detailing and car experts recommend washing your car weekly in order to avoid any lasting damage to the car’s paintwork.
Many people underestimate the amount of damage that can occur due to improper cleaning. When built up volumes of dirt are moved, either through cleaning, general use or from someone writing ‘clean me’, it can scratch the paintwork. Save yourself from lasting paintwork damage and clean your car regularly.
There are a huge number of waxes, polishes and car sealants on the market that are designed to keep your car looking its best. Choosing between them can be a trial in itself, so it is well worth doing your research online in order to find the best options for you. Regular application of wax will keep not only enhance the shiny appearance of your car, it will also help to preserve its paintwork.
Waxing is especially important during adverse weather conditions, as these can have more of an impact on your car’s paintwork.
Adding on to our previous point, weather conditions can have one of the biggest impacts on the welfare of your vehicle’s bodywork. If your vehicle is exposed to the elements overnight then you should make sure that you take extra precautions with maintenance.
Intense heat will fade a car’s paintwork. Treating it with wax or keeping it out of direct sunlight should help protect it from this. Additionally, wax will also help treat damage caused by rain, which may wash off of a well protected chassis, but will damage chipped paintwork which is missing its protective layer.
Some locations are also prone to acidic rain which will cause even more damage if left untreated. Wax, and keeping paintwork clean, should preserve the waterproofing on a car’s paintwork and alleviate damage caused by rain. It is always worth washing cars regularly to wash away the salt regardless.
Another thing that can cause more damage than people expect is bird droppings. Bird droppings are often acidic and can eat through a cars paintwork if left untreated. To add insult to injury, bird droppings often contain stones, seeds and dirt which can scratch paintwork when it is washed off.
Remove bird droppings as soon as you can, but do it with care so that you do not cause any unwanted damage to your car’s paint.
These tips should help to make sure that your car looks great for years to come. Treating any issues with your car early is a lot easier than repairing the damage after, so stock up on some car wax and give your car the attention it deserves.