The sun is out, bright, shining, and damaging your car. While running around for our summer adventures, we tend to forget that those same rays are destroying our car’s exterior. In fact it’s the last thing on our mind. Don’t worry though. With these simple tips, Summer Protection for Your Exterior, you can keep the worry right back there, and just enjoy the sun.

What Type of Damage?

The sun can have an incredible impact on your car’s exterior, causing extensive damage to parts you may never even think of. Most of us think of the sun’s damage to paint, especially darker paint jobs, through fading. Considering that the car’s surface can reach close to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, there is so much more that can happen. One of the more common problems can be damage to the rubber gaskets around the windshield and doors.

What Can I Do?

Fortunately there are some simple steps you can take to help prevent this type of damage. Here are three simple tips to help you protect the exterior of your car.

  • Keep It In The Shade – The most obvious solution is often the most effective one. By taking the time to find shaded parking for your vehicle, you will reduce the heat and direct sun exposure, helping to prevent the damage we’re talking about.
  • Wash and Wax – Washing your car will help remove dust and debris that the heat can fuse into your paint. Hand drying is also important to reduce the risk of more of this stuff sticking to the water on your car. While you’re at it, add a few coats of wax, particularly a UV Protection Wax. This will provide added protection for your vehicle’s exterior with just a little added effort. It will also save you the cost of a new paint job.
  • Cover It Up – It’s the summer, and even though the end is coming soon, we’re still trying to get those last minute trips in. Using a quality car cover can be a great way to protect the exterior of your car when you are gone. While this solution might not be convenient for everyday parking, the long-term use of this cover means you don’t need someone watching your car and moving it to the shade constantly. Simple protection with a few extra minutes of work.

But What if The Damage is Done?

Sometimes it’s just too late and the damage has already been done. The paint has faded; the sun has done its work. Don’t worry. We’re here to help! At Fender Mender, we offer top-of-the-line auto painting services to make your car look as great, or even better, than it did the day you bought it. Our advanced technology and experienced staff will match your vehicle’s paint color exactly to ensure you are getting the best quality work, every time. Contact us for a free estimate if you are interested in freshening up your paint job.