Protecting Paint On Your Car

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Once you've noticed those unsightly scratches, fades, or chips in your vehicle's paint, it's difficult to ignore them. The biggest enemy of your car's paint job? The sun. Over time, UV rays will fade and oxidize your vehicle's paint. Other culprits are weather conditions such as snow, rain, hail, high winds – even animals can do a number on your car's paint.

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Unless you keep your vehicle parked inside or in a garage at all times, you'll need to know how to keep your car's paint looking like new all year round. Our Honda dealership serving Roslyn is here with some tips and tricks on how you can start protecting paint on your car.

Prevention

The best way to keep your car's paint looking great? Prevention. Keeping a consistent washing schedule can work to keep your car's paint from needing to be restored later on. Washing your vehicle as soon as you notice unsightly dirt, insect splatters, or unfortunate bird droppings will keep your car's topcoat from breaking down.

Restoration

Just like sunburn on our skin, a faded paint job is not the end of the world – and it can often be fixed. After your vehicle has been properly washed and dried, you can use a clay bar to remove the buildup that is causing your car's paint to dull and appear faded. Unfortunately, the clay bar won't remove imperfections, scratches, or swirls that are already in the paint, but it will provide a tighter surface, ultimately making your paint last longer.

Protecting Paint On Your Car

Waxing Your Vehicle

There are four different types of wax that drivers can choose from:

  • Liquid Wax
  • Paste Wax
  • Spray Wax
  • Wipe-On, Walk Away Clear Sealant

When you're trying to restore faded or oxidized paint, paste and liquid formulas appear to provide the best results. Since winters up north can get a little harsh, it's recommended you wax your car as soon as the weather begins to turn cold.

Roslyn Area Drivers Keep Their Cars Looking Like New With These Helpful Tips

If you keep up on washing and waxing, you'll have the best looking car on the block. For a little extra help, you can find the materials you need to protect your car's paint job at our parts department. Be sure to check out our parts specials to avoid breaking the bank while restoring your vehicle!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at our Roslyn area Honda dealership today. We'll be happy to help!

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Prices shown are manufacturer suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or doc fee. Manufacturer vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please contact us with any questions.

**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.