Where have the events of your summer taken you? Are you doing considerable
traveling? Chances are you will be in/ around your vehicle a great deal in
the next months.
Are you going to the county fair this week?
Remember that it is a fun, dusty indoor/outdoor event and there are plenty of ways your vehicle can get dirty very quickly--from animal barns, to the dust on those well-traveled paths, to the food vendors with cotton candy. The days can be warm and it may seem like a good idea to
think ahead for cooling your vehicles interior, but leaving windows open to
cool a vehicle while parked in a dusty environment may have larger
undesired consequences (a completely dusty car inside, especially if there
is a lot of traffic [i.e. the fair]).
It is amazing what your vehicle can go through in a summer. Picking the
proper places to protect and store and your vehicle, can be essential to
maintaining its good condition. How and where you apply water and wax are
best decided by the time of day. Remember to keep the vehicle in good shade
through the heat of the day. Keep garaged if possible, if not look for an
extra shady spot under some trees. When using trees for shade, check often
to see that they are not dropping sap on the paint. If so, washing
immediately should remove it. Waiting till it hardens will cause serious
issues. Bird droppings left on the paint are a sure way to damage the clear
coat, leaving undesired discoloration or pitting.
It's the time of year for hot summer days with seemingly unlimited ice
cream treats. During these hot summer days you will probably get the urge
to practice having a car wash, but knowing when and where can help avoid
extra work. Making sure you wash a vehicle in the shade to avoid the fast
drying of the sun can help prevent streaking and other less desirable
factors. The cool of mornings and evenings is the best time to avoid water
spots or light scratches resulting from toweling off hot paint. Wax
vehicles in a cool garage if possible. If not, the same above advice applies.
Keeping a fresh coat of wax on the vehicle will help protect from the sun's
damaging UV rays.
Sun visors are great for protecting the dash from the sun and helping to
keep the vehicle cool.
Even if it seems your bag of activities this summer is continually being
added to and adjusting, plan some time for a good, thorough vehicle
cleaning. We are eager to help you with it. Our help may take the added stress edge off
of your summer. Don’t forget to really relax and enjoy the beautiful but
brief summer we have.