Keep Your Car Safe From the Elements

May 2, 2019 4:07 pm Published by

We have finally made it through the winter, but that doesn’t mean that your car is safe from the elements. Everything from extreme temperatures to the occasional mid-spring hailstorm can really take a toll on your car’s wellbeing. You can easily keep your car safe and looking great by following these three simple tips. If you want to learn more about DIY car care projects from automotive experts, come into your local U Pull & Pay today.

Wash Your Car

With spring here, it is time to wash off all of the grime of winter and to get your car looking great. If you haven’t given your car a wash since the last snowfall, you are overdue. The salt solution that gets put on the road to help melt the snow does a great job at clearing the roads, but can actually damage your car. The salt and grime from the road can build up in your wheel wells and on the paint surrounding your tires. That salt can eat away at your paint, and can even start to wear through your wheel wells if you aren’t careful. You can easily clean off the salt and grime of winter by washing your car.

Always begin washing your car with a simple rinse. You can get a lot of dirt and grime off with a simple spray of the hose. If you go straight to using soap and water, you will only get the top level of dirt off and will end up leaving substantial residue behind.  Make sure that you use car wash soap while cleaning your car as dish soap can actually shorten your paint’s lifespan.

Polish Your Car

If you want your car to look like a million bucks this spring, you can’t skip the polish. Most people think that polish and wax are the same thing. Polish actively removes small surface scratches and imperfections to create a smooth and sparkling finish. Wax then adds more shine and protects the finish from the elements. If you want to simplify both of these projects, you can pick up a dual-action polisher to cut back on the elbow grease.

Apply Paint Sealant

Paint sealant is a service that many dealerships will offer for you for a few hundred dollars, but you can easily take care of this project for yourself. Paint sealant is a polymer-based wax that seals your finish and lasts longer than traditional carnauba-based waxes. You can take care of this project yourself in an hour or two and about $20. Simply pick up a can of paint sealant, grab a microfiber towel and you are on your way.

You can easily take care of these three quick projects to help keep your car looking yourself as long as you have the right tools. Come into your local U Pull & Pay today to get all the parts you need for any DIY repairs and projects that you want to take care of this spring.

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling