Hot season is here, and that means that it’s time to take steps to protect your car’s paint from sun damage.
The following tips will help you ward off the oxidation and fading of automotive paint caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays, so your vehicle is always in tip top condition.
Park in the Shade to Avoid Sun Damage
This is the simplest, most effective way to avoid sun damage to your car. Keep your car garaged or under a carport whenever possible. If you park on the street, make sure to pick a shady spot. But if you park under a tree, keep in mind that while trees provide shade, tree sap and bird droppings can also inflict damage to your car’s paint.
Wash Your Car Regularly
Washing your car regularly is a good way to protect it against the agents that damage automotive paint, including the sun’s rays. Experts differ as to how often you should wash your car. Whatever option you choose (weekly or bi-weekly, for example), wash your car regularly, since the accumulation of dust and dirt on paint can lead to deterioration of the paint job. Finally, remember to always park in a shady spot when you wash your car.
Wax Your Car Regularly
Again, opinions vary regarding how often you should wax your vehicle. What’s certain is that a layer of wax protects your car from the effects of the sun. There are many types of car waxes available on the market. Your choice of product will depend on many factors, but it’s essential that the wax you use offers protection against ultraviolet rays.
Take Care of the Interior as Well
Sunlight can damage the interior of your car too, so it’s a good idea to consider the following measures:
- Install seat covers
- Use a windshield sun protector
- Wipe down your dash regularly
- Keep the upholstery clean
At Inland Empire Autobody & Paint Inc. we are experts at repairing the damage caused by sun on automotive paint. Just take a look at this video and see it for yourself!
We have the expertise and the drive to always deliver great results. We take pride in our day-to-day workmanship and we work closely with our clients to satisfy their every concern.
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