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Five Ways to Protect Your Car From Summer Damage

Sunny Clouds in the SkyJust as UV rays can burn and damage skin, they can also wreak havoc on your vehicle’s paint job. Before summer kicks into high gear, it’s a good idea to come up with a plan to protect your paint job from sun fade and other summer damage.

As the weather heats up, it’s also common for dead bugs and bird droppings to land on your vehicle. As these break down, they release caustic substances which can eat away at your paint.

To keep your paint job looking its best when summer threatens to damage it, follow our tips, inspired by this post by State Farm.

  1. Wash your car thoroughly and frequently: Dirt and dust particles can cause microscopic scratches in your paint job that take away from your car’s luster.
  2. Apply a protective wax: This adds a protective layer between your paint and the sun’s UV rays. It also shields your car from dead bugs and bird droppings that may stick to it. Make sure you reapply the wax regularly.
  3. Protect leather seats with a leather conditioner: Leather seats are vulnerable to becoming brittle in the sun and cracking or tearing. That’s why it’s a good idea to regularly apply leather conditioner. Another great way to keep them safe? Invest in some seat covers.
  4. Park in the shade when possible: This is a simple way to keep sun damage at bay. Avoiding direct sunlight will prevent your paint from fading and your dashboard from cracking; not to mention, it will be more comfortable when you reenter your car.
  5. Take your vehicle to Young’s: Sometimes, damage to your paint is inevitable. In these cases, you can always take your car into Young’s so you can get fixed up with a fresh paint job.

Young’s Auto Body wishes you safe and fun summer driving!

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