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A Bright Finish With Top Performance - Maintaining Your Auto Body Paint

The freedom to hit the open road and allow the world open up with adventures is incredibly exciting, but vehicle ownership isn't all hearts and flowers. It's also essential that you take the time to follow some maintenance guidelines that will help protect your investment in your vehicle and guarantee that it stays running at its highest level for as long as possible.
Unfortunately, regular wear and tear can cause some damage that's difficult to detect and prevent. Your car's paint may be at risk of fading over time if you don't take the proper steps to make sure it's protected.
Below, you'll find a guide to some of those steps as well as a variety of ways you can maintain your auto body paint. Following these suggestions should allow you to have pride in your vehicle while being able to enjoy all of the freedom and exploration that you've ever dreamed of.

Weekly Washing

If you find yourself driving past a car wash and struggling to remember when the last time was that you stopped in, it's unlikely that you're taking the proper steps to maintain your vehicle. Your car or truck may be caked with dangerous layers of dirt that could be eating away at the finish as you drive.
Dirt, salt, and other road hazards and chemicals might build up on parts of your car that are difficult to detect, and those problems may spread to the rest of your paint before you're able to reverse them. By committing to a weekly washing schedule, you can cut off those risks and guarantee that you have the cleanest possible surface for your paint to sustain moving forward.

Consistent Waxing

Washing your car is a great way to eliminate any dirt buildup that may occur, but true protection comes in eliminating that buildup from occurring in the first place. Since avoiding driving altogether likely isn't an option, it's vital to make sure you have a protective layer in place that can keep the worst parts of the road from adhering to your vehicle and creating an issue.
Waxing your vehicle at least twice a year is a great way to not only make sure it maintains its shine and flash, but waxing can also protect against any contaminants which may attach to at-risk areas. Auto wax is water-resistant, so it's hard to wash away, and by making a point to regularly reapply the finish, you can be sure that your protection will last the duration of the whole year.

Avoid the Sun

One of the most dangerous threats to your auto body paint is also one of the hardest to avoid. Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight will eventually wear down your pigmentation no matter what, leaving you dealing with faded areas or a streaky finish that interrupts the look you desire.
The best way to prevent this accumulation is to keep your car stored under cover. A garage is preferable, but a carport is also likely to be sufficient for providing shade. If neither is available, you should consider purchasing a tarp if you live in an area where regular sunlight might be a problem.
Jim's Auto Body has the experience and skill necessary to bring back your paint to the luster you desire. If you need to reestablish a little flash, bring your car or truck in for a professional touch up to guarantee the look you need to be satisfied. You can also ask our professionals for more tips and information for how to maintain your paint job, especially after you get a touch up or a repair.

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2520 Monument Blvd.
Concord, CA 94520

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1401 Verne Roberts Circle
Antioch, CA 94509

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Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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