There are many things you can’t avoid, such as natural disasters and a scorching sun
Both of which are very harmful to your car’s paint job. But your daily routines could actually be harming your car’s paint job without you even noticing it. Take a look at 9 ways you could be ruining your car’s paint job by clicking this post on Car Care. While many of these situations are unavoidable, the way you react is key to reducing the damage done. We’re going to focus on 5 of those reasons.
Five ways to ruin your car’s paint job
1. Wildfire ash
Depending on where you live, wildfires may be very common. The ash from the wildfire most likely gets all over your car but think again before throwing on your windshield wipers or water to get the ash off. Mixing water with ash is very harmful to your car’s paint so be sure to use a car wash solution the next time you try to wash off black ash.
2. Tree sap
If the sap is still wet, you can remove it without harming your car’s paint job by purchasing a bottle of bug or tar remover for cars. If the sap dried up, mineral spirits will get the job done, followed by a good wax job,
3. Your passenger’s fingertips
When your car gets a little extra dirty, it may be tempting to write something on the car’s exterior. However, before you do, you should know that dirt acts as a sandpaper on a car and rubbing it around will only cause more damage to the vehicle’s paint.
We’ve all been there. Putting your coffee up on the roof to grab your keys and get into your car only to realize you drove off with the coffee still on your roof. If you’re lucky, you’ll realize it before it falls but mostly you’ll find out when you hear it topple over and spill everywhere. Instead of leaving it there, make sure to wash off the coffee, which has acidity that can damage the vehicle, as soon as possible.
5. Washing your own car
You may be someone who takes great pride in your car and wants to wash it yourself to make sure it gets done right. However, before you start your cleaning task, make sure to bring some extra sponges because the second that sponge hits the floor, it should not touch the car again. By letting it hit the floor and then applying it to your vehicle, you are putting your car at risk of severe paint damage.
While washing your car can be fun and productive, you should still give it the professional makeover from time to time. Treat your vehicle like you would treat yourself and give it a day at the spa. Our group of auto detail professionals are dedicated to services of superior quality and reliable results. Click www.plrautospa.com to view our different auto detailing packages or call 215-636-0636.