How to take care of the car’s body

Car maintenance during different weather seasons
June 23, 2017
How to take care of car body

Paint acts as a defense to the body of your car. Unfortunately, paint is easily damaged by sun rays, debris, high humidity and other contaminants such as bird droppings. When the paint cracks and chips off, the body of the car is exposed to moisture and dirt which normally results to rust and corrosion and finally spreads like brownish disease throughout the body of the car. This can cause real damage to the auto body and other vital parts especially when left untreated.
With that in mind, it is great to determine specific ways on how you can protect the body of your car and keep it looking great for years to come. This guide contains auto body care tips that will help protect the body of your car regardless of the current weather condition.


Washing Regularly

Washing your car regularly ensures removal of dirt, debris and other contaminants from the surface of the vehicle that can penetrate in the finish of the vehicle causing corrosion and stains.

Before washing, rinse all surfaces of the vehicle with water to remove loose contaminants such as mud, dirt and debris that can cause scratching. You should read the label of every chemical cleaning product that you choose to use since the recommended measure of the chemical cleaning product can vary from one vehicle to another.
The following are some things to keep in mind in order to ensure that you will not accidentally scratch and degrade the finish of your vehicle.
a. Use a washing product that is specifically recommended for car wash.
b. Use the right amount of pressure in order to prevent scratches and chipping on the finish of your car.




Bond the affected areas

When the surface of your car is free of contamination, bond the affected areas by applying touchup paint. It’s important to ensure that the car is dry before application since moisture can lower the effectiveness of the touchup paint.
Make sure the touchup paint is similar to the original paint of your vehicle. You can also visit auto body repair experts and get the exact same color of paint that was originally applied to your car.
If your car needs serious defect removal, you are highly recommended to hire professional auto Body Repairs for help.


Wax to protect

Waxing is the addition of protection layer to prevent fading and anything that can land on the car paint. It makes the surface of the vehicle become repellent to debris, UV rays, dirt, water and other environmental contaminants. It offers a great way to protect the surface of a vehicle from scratches and chipping. Although some waxes are better than others, they all protect the surfaces of vehicles against harsh environmental conditions while preventing premature deterioration. How often you should wax your car mainly depends on environmental conditions and where you park i.e. outside or in a garage.

The following are some things to keep in mind when waxing your vehicle
a. To begin waxing, start at the top surfaces of the vehicle.
b. Use a soft sponge to avoid creating scratches.
c. After you have finished waxing, leave the vehicle for at least 20 minutes to dry. The period will mainly depend on the type of wax used and current weather condition.

Nowadays, reliable auto Body Repairs companies uses environmentally friendly paint finishes since water based paints are normally prone to fading and staining.

If you care about the appearance of your car, it’s best to ask assistance from auto body repair experts. The experts will use effective yet gentle detergents to remove dirt and other contaminants. Moreover, they will use the right amount of pressure thereby preventing scratches and chipping on the finish of your car.

Auto Body Repairs experts from Antyres will indeed help you achieve much better results.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with AN Tyres Car Servicing in Maidstone contact us on: 016 2286 2151, 077 1533 1533 or Alternatively send us a message here. We’ll be happy to help.