Apr 16 2018

Preserving Your Paint

Considering that you made a substantial investment in your vehicle, naturally, you want it to look new as long as possible. Preserving Your PaintThe best way to do that is to maintain its paint so it always looks shiny and attractive. Paint damage isn’t always caused by collisions or accidents as there are many other factors that can lead to fading, chipping, and peeling like the sun, exposure to road salt, bird droppings, and stones.

The team at your favorite Vancouver auto body shop has put together the following tips that can help you preserve the paint on your vehicle to keep it looking like new.

Wash Your Vehicle Often

One of the easiest ways to preserve your vehicle’s paint is to keep it clean. A good idea is to get in the habit of washing your vehicle every couple of weeks. The longer dirt, grime, debris, bird droppings, road salt, and other substances remain on your paint, the more damage they can cause. You can either run your vehicle through a drive-through car wash or wash it by hand yourself using a mild detergent and a soft sponge.

Wax Your Vehicle

Waxing your vehicle using high quality car wax will add an extra layer of protection to the paint, shielding it from the harmful rays of the sun and inclement weather. At the end of every season, take the necessary time to carefully wax all the painted surfaces, including all those small areas around the trim, external mirrors, and lights.

Clean up After Filling the Tank

When filling your gas tank with fuel, it’s common for some gasoline to dribble out of the nozzle onto the painted surface of your vehicle. If gasoline is left on the surface, it can leave spots and cause discoloration of the paint. This is why you should always wipe away any gasoline you see on your paint.

Park in a Garage or in the Shade

One of the best ways to keep your vehicle clean and shiny is to park it in a garage or carport. If that’s not possible, try to always park in the shade to protect your paint from direct sunlight. To avoid getting tree sap and bird droppings on the paint, don’t park under trees. If need be, invest in a good quality car cover that will protect your vehicle’s paint job.

Contact Your Vancouver Auto Collision Repair Specialists

Another way to keep your vehicle looking nice is to always repair any chips, scratches or dents you see on your vehicle’s painted surfaces. Kirmac Collision & Autoglass is always here for you when you need a Vancouver auto body shop. Simply check our full list of locations to find the shop closest to you and get in touch with us today! We look forward to helping you!