Rarely does your vehicle look as sharp and shiny as it does the day you drive it off the lot. There are things you can do to preserve your paint job. You can read about ways to keep your new car looking great on the blog at Cars.com. Specifically for the paint, try one or more of these options to protect your car’s exterior.
One of the best ways to protect your paint job is to limit its exposure to harmful UV rays by the sun. If you have a garage or carport, you should try and always park your car inside during intensely sunny days. If you don’t have an interior space for your vehicle, you might consider a tarp or car wrap that will achieve the same level of protection.
Deep clean your car regularly. This means gently scraping any bugs or bird droppings off of your car’s exterior. There are solutions on the market that you can apply to these trouble spots that will soften up the debris for easier removal. The acidity of both of these things can eat your vehicle paint away over time.
Also be sure to rinse off your car regularly in the winter months if you live in a region of the country that deals with icy and snowy road conditions. Highway maintenance departments all over the county use salt to combat frozen road surfaces. That salt is highly corrosive to your car’s paint and undercarriage. It’s good practice to, at the very least, rinse your car during these months of the year on a weekly basis to extend the life and luster of your paint job. In the warmer months, wax your car a few times each year. It might be hard work, and require significant elbow grease, but nothing you can do makes as much of an impact on protecting your paint as regularly waxing your car.