Best Ways to Protect Your Car’s Bodywork

The car you just bought from Chip Wynn Motors looks dazzling now, but it soon won’t if you don’t take proper care of it. The metal panels, as well as the paint and clearcoat covering them, can corrode over time due to the sun, road salt, loose debris, and the weather.

Maximize your investment by following these tips to protect your car’s bodywork.

Drive carefully

Your used car’s bodywork can take a beating on the road, especially if you drive fast on gravel roads or hug too close to other vehicles. Give plenty of space between you and other cars (especially tractor-trailers) on the road in case they kick up debris into the air.

Park in the right places

Situating your vehicle in the wrong places can make it more susceptible to damage. Avoid parking underneath trees where sap and bird poop can drop. Bypass the crowded areas of shopping plazas by parking further out, away from other cars and carts. When you’re at home, park in the garage or under a carport.

Wash and wax often

Keeping the surface clean from dirt and covering it with a coat of durable wax is important. Start with a thorough rinse and then use a car-safe soap to scrub from bumper to bumper. Finish by buffing on a layer of wax. If you ever notice gunk sticking to your car, wipe it off immediately. If your vehicle starts to deteriorate and you need to replace it with a newer vehicle with less damage, browse our selection of affordable pre-owned cars for sale in Paducah, Kentucky.