It is wildfire season. This means, depending on how close to the fires you are living, you may have a hard time keeping your life free from smoke, ashes, potentially even falling pine needles.
Not only are you feeling the effects during your time outdoors, but it may be causing undesirable issues for your vehicles. How will you be able to keep dust, and even ash from settling onto your vehicles? There are ways to alleviate the issue, depending on how close to a wildfire you are. Covering the vehicle if you don’t have an enclosed shelter to keep it in, can help protect the paint from the impact of these pollutants.
It is during the dry season that a small fire can grow and cause great destruction. Little things—debris in the air-- can be fairly harmful to your vehicle, so start by making sure that any material that falls on your vehicle is cleaned off before it makes its way further into airways or finds its way into any other moving parts.
It is not just a matter of keeping yourself out of the smoke while in the interior of your car, but also ensuring that the vehicle itself does not become overwhelmed with too much dust and “smoke residue” that could even clog filters because of too much of it lodging inside. Begin reducing any opportunity for those harmful things that could bring trouble to the vehicle, by staying on top of the amount of “buildup” that occurs, it may help to change your air filter to avoid anything getting to close to the engine.
Air vents can perform a valuable service for keeping the amount of extra contaminants from getting into, and even staining the interior of your vehicle, allowing you to start the process ahead of the worst part of the fire season. There are different chemicals that form and begin to deteriorate the most vulnerable areas of your vehicle. Learning about them can raise your awareness level when it comes to prevention. Occasionally opening the windows to allow ventilation can be a good choice, when driving extended periods of time.
If you have opportunity to clean the outside on a new vehicle, look for those areas that could produce trouble. A coat of protective wax would help to ensure better conditioning, as would frequent cleaning and maintenance with a good wash, using proper soap, and a non abrasive wash mitt, that will keep any ash from harming the paint. We at Shines Autos Meticulously can be of attentive help in this difficult time. Bring your vehicles in for a thorough detailing, and triumph over this smoky season!
Posted by Bryon: Bryon is the promotional marketing man for SHINES AUTOS METICULOUSLY. He is an avid graphic design artist who enjoys working to bring creative ideas, through writing and visuals, to the detailing business.