It’s no secret that a brand new car can quickly lose its luster, especially if you don’t take steps to protect your car. Maybe it’s due to a few too many road trips or maybe the effects of time and the elements. It’s all too easy for a new car to start looking dull and worn.
We usually have good intentions to take care of our things, but sometimes we need a reminder. No one wants their car to look old and beaten up. Here are a few simple steps you can take to protect your car and keep it looking shiny and new.
Apply Paint Protection Film or Ceramic Coating
You’ll want to do this as soon as you purchase your vehicle. Most dealerships offer these as add-ons as well. Paint protection film (PPF) preserves your vehicle’s paint job by reducing the risk of damaging chips and scratches from rocks, road debris, and swirl marks. A ceramic coating creates a slick, glossy layer of protection over the finish to shield it from corrosive chemical and environmental contaminants. Both of these services typically come with a warranty. Consult with the experts to help you figure out what is best for your vehicle.
Wash Your Car on a Regular Basis
Most people think that washing their car is just a way to make it look good. While it is true that a clean car is more attractive than a dirty one, there are other benefits to washing your car on a regular basis. Washing your car can help to protect the paint from dirt and debris, and it also helps to remove any build-up of salt or other materials that could damage the finish. In addition, washing your car regularly can help to extend the life of the tires by removing any buildup of road grime.
When you wash your car, use an automotive-specific cleaner that won’t strip away your car’s protective wax coating. When washing your car, be sure to use a soft cloth or sponge and avoid scrubbing too hard. Rinse the soap off completely and dry your car thoroughly to prevent water spots from forming. Add in a regular vacuum routine and clean the interior of your car to prevent dirt and grime from building up on the inside. It only takes a few times to make this a habit, and it’s one we definitely recommend.
Protect Your Car From the Elements
While paint protection film and ceramic coating helps protect your car, it cannot prevent everything. Stay on top of the weather and keep your vehicle in mind. Whether it’s sun, rain, snow, or hail, exposure to the elements can cause serious damage to your vehicle. Park in a covered space or garage. This will keep it out of direct sunlight, which can fade paint and cause other damage. It will also protect it from rain and snow, which can rust and corrode metal parts. If you don’t have access to a garage or carport, try to find a spot that’s sheltered from the wind and sun.
Regularly wax and polish it. This creates a barrier that helps protect the paint job from scratches, nicks, and fading. It also makes it easier to clean off dirt, grime, and bird droppings.
Fix Damage Right Away
No matter what you do, you’re bound to drive on a rough road, get caught in a storm, or have an accident. When your car is damaged, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible. Not only does this protect the value of your car, but it also helps to ensure that the damage doesn’t worsen over time. If you wait too long to fix the damage, it can become more difficult and expensive to repair. In addition, driving a car with damaged parts can be dangerous. So if you’re in an accident or your car breaks down, you may not be able to rely on your insurance to cover the cost of repairs. By getting the damage fixed right away, you can protect your car and yourself from further harm.
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