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How to Prevent Exterior Damage to Your Vehicle

How to Prevent Exterior Damage to Your Vehicle

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”

truck“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.

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How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Vehicle

How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Vehicle

Is it time for a new vehicle? Before you rush to the nearest dealership, do you know how to increase the value of your vehicle before selling it? Let’s take a look at tips on how to maximize the resale value of your vehicle. According to an article at edition.cnn.com, “Vehicle Resale Value Tips” “IfContinue Reading

What You Should Know About Motorcycle Maintenance

What You Should Know About Motorcycle Maintenance

Did you recently purchase your first motorcycle? What’s one way to ensure your safety on the road? The benefits of a motorcycle with regular maintenance will not only prolong the life of your motorcycle, but also ensure your safety on the road. According to an article at collisioncenters.wordpress.com, “Motorcycle Maintenance Tips” “Here are 6 motorcycleContinue Reading

What to Do After a Motorcycle Collision in Reno

Safety is the most important issue after a motorcycle collision. If you’re involved in a motorcycle collision, do you know what to do? Let’s take a look at key tips to consider after a motorcycle collision. According to an article at vanweylaw.com, “Key Information after a Motorcycle Accident” “Motorcycles are involved in a higher percentage ofContinue Reading

Exterior Vehicle Care Tips

Exterior Vehicle Care Tips

Harsh weather conditions can do a damper on your vehicles’ exterior finish. Let’s take a look at simple auto care tips on how to prevent your paint job from fading. According to an article at geico.com, “Auto Care Tips” “Start with a good coat of wax, then be on the lookout for these common problems:Continue Reading

10 Tips on What to After an Auto Collision in Reno

In the event of an auto collision in Reno would you be prepared? Being that an auto collision is a traumatic event. Let’s take a look at tips to consider in the event of accident collision. According to an article at blog.carwise.com, “What to If Your in an Auto Collision” “1. Stop immediately and do notContinue Reading

Vehicle Connectivity is on the Rise

Vehicle Connectivity is on the Rise

While technology has many benefits, it can also distract you from paying attention to the road. While most car owners find mobile technology a convenience and added benefit to owning a vehicle. Below is an overview of what car manufactures are offering consumer’s. According to an article at blog.carwise.com, “Mobile Technology to meet Consumer Needs inContinue Reading

Caring for Your Vehicles Exterior Paint Job

Have you recently purchased a new vehicle or took your vehicle in for an exterior paint job? To keep your vehicle in tip-top-shape, let’s take a look at a combination of factors that harm your vehicles paint job. According to an article at cars.com, “Exterior Auto Care Tips” “Every time your car leaves its protectiveContinue Reading

Are You Driving around with a Cracked Windshield?

Are You Driving around with a Cracked Windshield?

Did you come out of an accident with only minimal damage to your vehicles windshield? Driving around with even the smallest crack could be dangerous. Let’s take a look at the dangers of driving with a cracked windshield. According to an article at brownscollisioncenter.com, “What You Need to Know Driving around with a Cracked Windshield”Continue Reading

How to Avoid an Auto Collision in Reno

How to Avoid an Auto Collision in Reno

Even though summer may be coming to an end soon, unfortunately accidents can occur at any moment. Let’s take a look at driving tips to keep you safe on the road. According to an article at roberts-autorepair.com, “What Not to Do While Driving a Vehicle” “Throughout Summer, drivers tend to travel more. Whether driving aroundContinue Reading