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Helpful Tips to Protect Your Car’s Paint from the Summer Heat

"Clouds Sun Sky" by Ana_J via Pixabay (Public Domain CC 2.0)

Clouds Sun Sky” by Ana_J via Pixabay (Public Domain CC 2.0)

While everyone is enjoying the beautiful summer weather, your car’s paint job might be taking a beating. Don’t neglect your good-looking ride this summer. Whether it’s your new car that you just purchased from us here at Beach Boulevard of Cars, or it’s your used car you are ready to trade in, you want to keep it looking beautiful. Here are practical steps you can take to prevent summer heat from hurting the car’s paint.

Tips on Car Paint Care

Keep your vehicle indoors whenever possible.

This will prevent the sun’s rays from oxidizing and fading the paint. Over time, exposure to the sun will cause the car to appear worn out. Your best options are to store the car in a garage or a covered parking space. When this isn’t possible, do your best to park in some shade. This is going to benefit more than just the paint; your headlights and the rubberized trim will also be protected.

Wash your car often.

Again, you will want to do this in an area that doesn’t see direct sunlight. Be sure you remove any accumulated dirt and grime. You can also use an auto detailing clay bar for tough bug splatter or road dirt. Always be sure that you’ve rinsed the vehicle thoroughly to remove any soap residue.

After washing, take the time to hand dry your exterior.

Using a cotton rag or chamois will keep the paint looking sharp and fresh. By allowing a car to air-dry, you leave it susceptible to damage from the naturally-occurring minerals from the water you used.

Only use a high-quality wax.

This will also prevent the sun from damaging the vehicle’s paint. It also stops the pollution and dirt from adhering to your finish.

To take your car care even further, invest in the best auto paint protection film kit.

You can use it on the entire car or just the acrylic headlights. You can apply this yourself to prevent any more damaging effects from the hot California sunshine.

Get Your New Car here at Beach Boulevard of Cars

Now that you know how to protect the paint on your car, head on over to see us and our new car inventory in Huntington Beach, CA. The trained professionals here at Beach Boulevard of Cars have a full selection of inventory for you to test drive. If you aren’t ready for a new car quite yet, we also offer a wide variety of used cars in Huntington Beach, CA as well. Come visit our friendly staff and let’s see what we have for you!


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