With spring comes sunshine, blue skies, and warmer weather. However, it also brings more birds (and more bird droppings), more pollen, and more UV rays that can fade your car paint job. That’s why it’s important to take steps to protect your car paint job as things heat up outside. Toyota of N Charlotte’s Toyota Collision Center is here to help – our body shop techs have tips. Check it out!
Our Charlotte body shop can help you protect your car
One of the biggest ways to protect your car paint job is to keep your vehicle clean. Our Charlotte auto body techs recommend washing your car every two weeks with the works – that means soaping it up and putting some elbow grease into it. Additionally, if you live near the coast, rinse your car in the weeks between to get rid of the salt residue that’s in the air – it can damage your car’s paint over time.f
- Next step? More elbow grease – you should wax your car 3-4 times a year with a high-quality wax. Our Charlotte parts store offers a ton of options, and our techs can help you choose one for your vehicle. Wax protects your car paint job from UV rays and dirt, and can also ward off light scratches from debris. Plus, it makes your car look shiny and like-new.
- Parking in the shade helps, too. Over time, UV rays can fade your car’s paint. Park in a garage or under a carport when possible, or at least look for a spot shaded by trees. It can really make a difference in the long run!
- Keep your ride clean. It’s annoying to have to scrub bird poop off all the time, or to deal with tree sap (from parking in the shade, what a catch-22). However, dirt and foreign objects on your car paint job can eat away at it and leave it looking less than impressive. If you see dirt, take a few minutes to quickly clean it off to save time and money down the road.
Check out our car paint protection tips
- Keep an eye on your car’s clear coat. Clear coat is the clear paint that goes on over your car paint job, and it’s meant to protect your vehicle’s paint from the sun and also from dirt and debris. If you see that it’s starting to peel or fade, you’ll want to invest in getting it touched up or redone altogether. It’s more affordable than having to have your car repainted.
What’s the point of keeping up your car paint job? Well, other than keeping your car looking fresh, it’ll also boost resale value down the road because your vehicle will look like-new even when it’s got some miles on it. Our Charlotte body shop techs highly recommend taking these easy steps to make it happen!
Want to schedule an appointment for a touch-up or to have someone look at your clear coat? Call Toyota of N Charlotte today at (888) 883-3797!
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