Well it seems summer time is here! The temperatures are getting hotter and hotter around the Shreveport and Bossier City area! Everyone seems to like the summer time, as you can go swimming, go to the beach, or just spend time outside. However, just as your skin can get damaged by the intense sun, so can that new Chevrolet Silveradoor Camaro!
Vehicle’s paint today is much better than it was 20 years ago, but the sun can still fade and cause oxidation to the paint over time. There are a few things that you can do to help keep your vehicle looking like the day it rolled off the showroom floor. For starters, you will want to seek shade where you park your vehicle. The direct sunlight can be very damaging, but when you park your vehicle out of the sun, you are preventing damage of the harmful UV rays that can damage not only your paint but also you headlights and any rubberized trim.
Below are a few more tips that can help your vehicle during the hot summer months.
Wash your vehicle often!
Washing your vehicle often and getting the pollution and grime off the paint is the first step. It is best to wash it out of the direct sunlight as the paint will be more brittle when extremely hot. Also, you should not scrub the tar and bugs on your vehicle because it will increase the likeliness that you will scratch the paint. Instead, you should try “claying” your vehicle. The clay is a safe way to remove all the debris from your vehicles paint. Also, now days most car wash solutions include a type of wax that can help add a barrier for your paint.
There are a lot of people who wash their vehicle and just let it air dry. This can cause impurities in the water to be left behind on your paint when the water evaporates. You should dry your vehicle with a soft cotton rag or a chamois.
Obviously waxing is one of the best way to help protect the paint on your vehicle and keep it shining for a long time to come! Most waxes today also help combat the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Waxing will also prevent any dirt and grit from sticking to your vehicle’s paint. This is definitely good for those nasty bird droppings that can eat at your paint! If you want to learn more about waxing, make sure you check out our earlier post about waxing here.
By Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet