Buying a new car is a huge investment, it’s often the most expensive thing you’ll buy after your house. Keeping in tip top condition then should be a priority– that’s all well and good, but for those who know very little about cars, it sounds a little bit expensive. Don’t panic though, there are plenty of ways to protect your car’s paintwork without needing to dive straight into your money box!
What to Avoid
Once you drive your new car off the forecourt of your favourite dealer we’re sure you’ll treat it like your child, protecting it from any harm it might encounter. There are however, a large number of unseen threats to your car that you’d never expect.
- Sunlight – it has been said that, realistically, it’s just as important to protect your car’s paintwork from the sun as much as it is to protect your skin on a sunny day. So now, you’re probably wondering whether or not the paintwork of your car is as tough as it looks – pay attention and you’ll find your answer. Imagine this – your car’s paintwork can breathe and has pores, just like you do and when the conditions become warmer, they expand and absorb more dirt and moisture.
- Airborne Contaminants – as you might already know, the air we’re surrounded by contains many airborne particles from every day activities such as construction and small manufacturing operations, even the chimney from your own home can release harmful elements that threaten your car’s paintwork when you’d least expect it.
Methods to Try Out
So, having read about some of the things that can contribute to ruining the paintwork of your pride and joy, you’ll obviously want to know of any methods you can use to stop this from happening. Luckily, there are some simple methods you can try out in order to protect your car’s. Simply try out the following and feel the benefits:
- Wax Solutions – although it might not seem like wax is the best method in protecting your car’s paintwork, you’ll find that it has proven to be one of the most effective over the years. It doesn’t only clean your car’s finish and prolong its showroom shine, but it creates a thin protective film that helps to insulate it from the harmful elements in the air – some wax solutions also contain sunscreens to protect cars from the sun!
Garages and Car Covers – the cheaper alternative. If your home already has a garage, we’d suggest for you to keep your car inside whenever you’re not using it – costing you nothing at all to protect your car’s paintwork. Nonetheless, some of us don’t have garages but rather home extensions that used to be a beloved garage of some sort. In which case, it’s better for you to invest in a cover for your car to keep the harsh elements from the air away – especially if you want to keep that showroom shine for as long as you possibly can.