A well-cared for vehicle not only looks good, but it also retains its value longer. It’s a lot easier to trade in or sell a car that looks like new, and you can get more money for it. What does it take? Owners face a daily struggle of keeping their vehicle in tip top shape. We would like to give you a few tips about proper precautions and good habits to keep your vehicle’s paint job damage at a minimum.
Use High Quality Cleaning Solution
It is sometimes convenient to to use cheap, generic solutions or household cleaners like dish soap to wash your vehicle but over time they can damage the paint job. The products you use on your vehicle, both clothes and solutions can actually end up doing more harm than good. Use a professional car wash as much as you can to make sure the cleaning solution you use is good for your car or truck.
Be Sure to Wash Bird Dropping Off Your Vehicle Immediately
Be aware that bird droppings are not only irritating they are are also highly corrosive. Wash them away as soon as possible because they will eventually eat away your vehicle’s paint. Wash away the bulk of the bird dropping problem between professional car washings.
Be Sure and Use Clean Washcloths
You do not want little scratches in your vehicle’s paint. If you use dusty dirty washcloths even if you use the best cleaner on the market you could still do damage to your vehicle’s paint. A professional car wash will use only washcloths that are good for you car or truck’s paint job.
Avoid UV Rays
Just like your skin exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays, it can cause damage to your vehicles paint job also. When possible park in the shade, in a garage, or invest in a car cover. Especially in the summer get frequent professional car washes.
Frequent Vehicle Washes Are a Must
Infrequent washes are another primary cause of vehicle paint damage. The exposure daily to sunlight, bird droppings, acid rain, dust, and pollutants are abrasive and corrosive. A regular professional car wash will remove these harmful substances from your vehicle’s surface.
Remove Leaves and Sap and Other Debris Accumulating on Your Vehicle
If you park your car under trees, you will find that some of the debris and sap can accumulating on your vehicle. The problem is that leaves collect moisture that will cause rust and sap should be removed immediately because it can cause corrosion to the paint job. Wash away the bulk of the sap and leaves between professional car washings.
Wax your Vehicle at Least Once a Year
Car wax seals scratches and stone chips in the paint preventing the exposed metal from rust. After waxing, a thin layer of wax covers the clearcoat, protecting it from sun fading and damage from bird droppings and other chemicals. Besides, the wax brings up the shine! A professional waxing will help keep the exterior of your car or truck looking good for years to come!
Bailey’s has many options to keep your car or truck in its best shape all year ’round. For even more value, many of our customers use our monthly packages.
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Bailey’s Car Wash & Detailing
Bailey’s is a local and family owned car wash providing a range of washing and detailing options for our customers! Since 2002, we have been providing outstanding services to the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area. Our experience, customer service, and overall value is what sets Bailey’s apart from our competition.
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