How to Keep Auto Paint Looking Brand New


How to Keep Auto Paint Looking Brand NewYour vehicle is no doubt a huge big investment and a major convenience for you. It makes sense that you would want to do everything possible to ensure that it continues to look its best long after driving off the showroom floor or following a fresh coat of paint. While you can only do so much to avoid fender benders, door dings and larger accidents there are few ways to ensure your paint job's shine lasts for years and years.

If you do find some flaw in your paint, like a dent or scratch, or something weather related such as sun faded paint, don't worry too much, as there are certainly ways to fix the problem. However, it is smart to do everything in your power to prevent these things from happening. The following few tips are easy to follow and are sure to help your car's appearance.

Indoor Parking

Anytime it is possible you should park your vehicle indoors. That means if you have a garage at home it is time to clean it out to make room for your car, truck or SUV. Parking indoors protects your vehicle from many potential hazards. If your vehicle is outside it is exposed to all that Mother Nature can deal, including hail that will dent your vehicle and harmful UV rays that will not only fade your paint but also can crack your interior. On windy days you won't have to worry about the wind blowing some sort of item into your car, leaving a ding, dent or scratch, if your car is parked indoors.

Washing Regularly & Correctly

In order to protect your paint from minor scratches and other flaws be sure to wash your vehicle regularly using industry standard procedures and materials. You should never wash your car using dish soap and kitchen rags, as they are not designed for this job. Head to your local auto care store and pick up some vehicle soap and 100 percent soft cotton rags that were developed specifically for washing vehicles. This will help ensure that you don't accidentally scratch your own car with improper washing techniques.

Applying Wax to Paint

Following a wash you should apply wax as necessary. Wax protects the paint from many things, including impact from dirt and other tiny particles as you drive down the highway which could leave imperfections in the paint. Ask your local auto painter which type of wax is right for your vehicle.

Auto painting is a great way to freshen up a vehicle's look, or completely change it. If it is time for auto painting in Webster head to JK Auto Body & Glass. We are here to ensure your car looks great for years and years by providing expert auto painting and collision repair. To request an estimate for auto body repair in Webster give us a call at (508) 213-5084 today.