Tips for Preserving the Condition of Your Car's Paint

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Nothing beats the feeling of driving a brand new car home from the dealership. Over time, the shiny appearance of your car’s paint will experience natural wear and tear. Fortunately, with a bit of preventative maintenance, you can help keep that new car shine lasting for many miles down the road. To keep your paint in great condition, it is a good idea to know the common causes of paint damage. Here are some tips for keeping your car paint looking beautiful.

Avoid Parking Under Trees

Tree sap is a major enemy to your car’s paint. If you are parked under a tree that is producing sap, this sticky substance can drip onto your car and cause major damage. To keep your paint looking great, it is a good idea to avoid parking under trees. Any sap build-up can also be removed using a clay bar treatment.

Fuel with Caution

If you are guilty of spilling gasoline on your car when you visit the fuel pump, you may be causing damage to your paint. The chemical components of gasoline can eat away at the shiny finish of your paint. To avoid damaging your car, it is a good idea to avoid topping off your tank.

Keep Dirty Fingers Away

The oils and dirt on your fingertips can cause significant damage to your paint job. If you wipe your hands across a dusty car, you can leave a permanent mark on the surface of your vehicle. When you notice that your car is dirty and dusty, it is time to pay a visit to the car wash.

At Michael J’s Body Shop, we can restore the finish and appearance of your car’s paint. Whether you are in need of collision repairs, auto body repairs, or preventative services, we can help you keep your car in beautiful condition. Give our highly rated San Jose repair shop a call at (408) 279-2070 to schedule an appointment for your vehicle today. 

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