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Going to a car wash regularly is the most important summer car maintenance service if you want your car to look like it did the day you purchased it. At Michael J’s Body Shop, San Jose’s leading body shop, we recommend these summer maintenance tips to keep your car looking great—and we know all about keeping cars and trucks looking like new.

Wash and Clean Your Car Regularly

Visit a professional car wash that washes the exterior with a soft cloth and dries it by hand, as this will produce the best clean. We also recommend waxing or polishing your vehicle every couple of months to preserve the shine and make washing the vehicle easier. Clean the interior thoroughly with a vacuum and use carpet shampoo to restore the look of the floor mats.

Keep Up With Tire and Wiper Maintenance

Measure the tread depth once per month to make sure each tire has more than 4/32 inches of tread. Use the tire pressure gauge once per month to ensure each tire has the recommended air pressure, which is found inside the driver’s door sill. If you notice uneven tread, head to an auto repair shop to see if it’s time for tire maintenance such as wheel alignment or tire rotation service. This summer, replace the windshield wipers if they are more than six months old to stay safe while keeping your windshield looking nice.

Visit a Body Shop to Repair the Dents and Dings

With advancements in paintless dent repair, you can visit a body shop and have dings and minor damage repaired on the same day for much less than you would pay for a traditional dent-repair service. Have dings and dents repaired as soon as they occur to keep your car looking great on all of your summer road trips?

Michael J’s Body Shop has two state-of-the-art auto body repair shops in San Jose. With more than 20 years of experience to offer, our body shop can help restore your vehicle and make it look new again. For more information about our collision repair services, head to our website or call us at 408-279-2070.