Auto Care East

Caring for Your Car’s New Paint Job

Make Your Auto Body Paint Job Last

There's nothing like the first time you take your car for a spin after you leave the auto paint shop. You feel like the spotlight is on you and you can't wait to show off your freshly painted car to everyone you know! There are a few preventive measures you should take in order to maintain the paint job you've just invested in.

Regularly wash your car
We don't mean automatic car washes, either. Take a sunny afternoon to hand-wash your car. The end results are worth it, and you won't have to worry about the brushes in conventional car washes scratching your paint. Make sure to use microfiber or chenille drying clothes to avoid leaving behind lint as you dry your car.

Wax your car every 4-6 months
Some people might see waxing their vehicles as a waste of time and effort; however, waxing protects your car's exterior and visually enhances it. You'll turn heads as you drive by in your shiny vehicle, and you can have complete confidence that its paint is protected from chips and any visual scratches are diminished.

Try to avoid these harmful factors
If you drive your vehicle on a regular basis, you know it's inevitable to cross paths with certain elements that can damage your paint, such as dirt roads and construction zones, splattered bugs, bird droppings, and tree sap. Overexposing your vehicle to sunlight can cause the paint to dull and fade as well. Keep an eye on where you travel with your vehicle and where you park it to avoid these detrimental factors.

We know all you want to do is show off your car after you have it painted by our professionals at Auto Care East, but we suggest taking the time to maintain your car's paint job. You'll enjoy the professional auto body paint for years to come and all it takes is a little extra time and effort!

Auto Care East is the premier car paint shop in New York, NY and the surrounding areas. Keep us in mind for all your auto body painting needs and give us a call with any questions you have about maintaining your car's paint for the long haul.