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How to Protect Your Paint from the Heat

Even if you’re not driving a Ferrari, it’s probably a good guess that you’d like to get the most out of your car’s paint job. While we love our desert, the heat can sure do a number on our vehicles. Everyone loves a shiny auto, and there’s plenty you can do to help protect yours even when the temperatures soar into the 100’s! 

As much as possible, keep your car out of the sun. Even if it’s under a tree that might lend itself to bird droppings, you can wash that off easily! Put it in a garage whenever possible, but a carport also helps. When those aren’t regular options, consider a car cover. Do an online search, and you can find one for as little as around $100 on up. Look for ones that are good quality and offer sun protection specifically. Shade of any kind will help.

Wax that puppy! It doesn’t just make your car look great, but the right was can also help protect it from the sun’s harsh rays this summer. Wax will also help protect it from other elements, such as dirt and pollution. Look for a wax that specifically focuses on UV protection.

You may also want to check out paint protection film. It can do a fantastic job of extending the life of your vehicle’s paint, but it is also sensitive to the sun. Too much direct sun exposure will start to thin out the film and decrease its lifespan. 

If you can do all of these, that’s what will get you the best return on your investment and will keep your vehicle nice and shiny for the longest time possible. Now that you know how to care for the paint remember that when you need some help with anything under the hood, come into American Five State Auto Repair & Transmission and let our auto repair experts help you extend the life of your entire vehicle! We love partnering with our customers to help you get the most out of your beloved auto. Set up an appointment online. You can find us at 2070 E Apache Blvd Ste. 101, Tempe, AZ 85281 Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Sat: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. See you soon! 

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