Your car is essential for your daily life, and you should take pride in it. However, driving in New England can mean salt, dirt, and debris are building up on your car—and scratching the paint. How can you protect the paint so that your car looks good as new? Before the cold season hits, make sure to wax the car. This protects your paint from the salt and sand on every road during a storm. While the grit on the road is absolutely necessary for your car to stay on the pavement and not spin out, it can cause minute paint scratches that will grow and could ruin your car. Wax creates a layer between the dirt and your vehicle to protect the paint.
You can also use paint sealant to make sure your car’s paint is protected. Sealant is made of synthetic materials but otherwise acts a lot like wax. The benefit of sealant is that it generally lasts longer than wax, so it’s a good option for year-round protection.
Take scratches seriously when they do occur. Minor scratches on the paint can be repaired, but if ignored, it can become even more serious damage. Scratches open up areas for rust to get to the metal of your car. This weakens its structural integrity and can make your vehicle far less safe to drive.
You can also protect your car’s paint by taking steps to ensure that it’s professionally sealed from the elements. Bring your car to a detailing service such as Q Car Care to ensure that every inch of paint is protected. Detailing also means your car will look just as nice inside—like it’s brand new again. Take the time to care for your vehicle and treat it to detailing today. We’re here to help.