The temperatures took a dip this month, but now spring has officially sprung! With warmer weather on its way, it’s time to get ready for higher temperatures and all elements that come with spring. In Central Florida, our used cars face a lot of outdoor obstacles on the road including bugs, pollen, and the sun. This spring, take steps to protect your car paint job from the elements that can cause damages.
Car Paint Job Protection Tips
Keeping your Orlando used car in good condition is important for safety and resale value. By protecting your car paint job, you’re able to ensure that the value of your car doesn’t depreciate too quickly. To keep your used car fab instead of drab, use car maintenance tips from our Orlando Toyota Service Center!
Wax on, wax off.
Every four to six months, apply a coat of wax to the car paint job. The car wax acts as a barrier between the clear coat and the sun, dirt, and other debris that gets on your car. Keeping wax on your used car will help preserve the paint.
Protect from pollen.
Flowers are blooming and pollen is every where – as if your allergies haven’t already noticed. This spring, keep your car clean of pollen! Use warm water and soap to wash your car regularly (every two weeks). Removing the pollen stuck to your car paint job will enhance the look of your Orlando used car – and even help with your allergies!
Be rid of bugs.
With the return of the heat comes the return of bugs. In Central Florida, we experience a myriad of pests – including love bugs! Wash your car regularly to get rid of squashed and squished bugs on your car paint job. If you’re faced with love bugs stuck to the hood and bumper of your Orlando used car, use a damp dryer sheet to remove them. The dryer sheets will help break down the bugs and remove them from your car’s paint. (Make sure to wash off the extra essence from the dryer sheets after removing the bugs)
Beat the heat.
As the sun begins to heat up throughout spring, you want to make sure your car isn’t victim to the sun’s rays. If you don’t have a garage or covered area to park your used car in Orlando, find a shady place to park your ride. When you go to the grocery store, work, or mall – try to find a shady tree to park underneath. This will help keep your car paint job from being damaged, and will help keep the temperature inside of your car down!
Fix your paint job at our Orlando auto service center!
If you’re already faced with chipped, faded, or cracked paint, visit our Toyota Service Center in Orlando. Our auto repair experts can help you get your car looking like new again.
For more information on how to protect your car paint job from the effects of spring, give Toyota of Clermont a call at (866) 454-1614!