Over the course of a car’s life exterior imperfections do happen even to the best car owners. While keeping your car’s exterior in the best shape is always best especially in the case of resale value. Let’s take a look at ways to prevent further damage to your car’s exterior.
According to an article at carcare.org, “Exterior Vehicle Care Tips”
“Keeping your car looking good isn’t just a matter of enhancing its resale value, although that’s important too, it’s also your car’s only line of defense between the sheet metal and the elements. You already know parking lot dings, gravel roads or an angry ex can ruin your car’s paint in the blink of an eye, but a lot of things out there can do just as much, if not more, harm to the exterior of your car.
We contacted Mothers for advice on how to deal with common paint-damaging situations. While their specific advice is below, time and time again, they recommended keeping a good coat of wax on your car. Not only does it keep it looking pretty, it helps prevent most paint damage, or at the very least, buys you some time to get your car professionally washed. Mothers also recommended keeping a bottle of quick-detail spray and a microfiber cloth in your trunk. As you”ll see, a lot of these common problems can be prevented with a quick wipe of this solution.
The Source: Wildfires
The Problem: When wet, ash forms an alkali that can ruin your car”s finish.
The Solution: Keep your car covered, use a car duster for white ash, wash thoroughly if it”s soot.
These days it seems like every state is burdened with wildfires. The ash gets everywhere, and your car”s finish is no exception. While your instinct may be to hit the windshield washers, or just hose down the whole car, water mixed with ash can create powerful alkalis, which will ruin your paint. White ash can be removed with a car duster, or just by driving away and letting it blow off. Black ash can scratch your paint, even when you use a duster, so you’ll need to wash it off using a car wash solution, and dry thoroughly. Once the fires are out, get your car professionally washed, and put on a new coat of wax.” To read the entire article click here.