Sun-Damaged Cars: A Common Summer Problem

sun-damaged carEverett isn’t the hottest region in the U.S. by any means. Nevertheless, summer does bring about plenty of sunshine. You have reason to worry if you park your car outside. Sun-damaged cars are commonplace and a result of daily UV ray exposure. We’ll explain how to prevent it.

How Sun-rays Damage Car Surfaces

On a sunny day, some car owners prefer to let their vehicle “air dry” after a wash. This is a mistake. Always dry the car using a chamois cloth. When water dries on a car surface, the minerals remain behind and adhere to the auto paint. Over time, this abrades the car’s clearcoat. The end result is badly faded paint. Furthermore, the high temperatures also strip the gloss right off the paint.

Sun-damaged cars are especially prevalent in desert climates like Las Vegas and Phoenix. However, just because Everett and Lynnwood have cooler climates does not mean cars are immune.

Prevention Measure

Wax your car after washing it. The wax acts as a barrier that protects the paint from UV rays. It also helps repel dirt and grime. We recommend waxing every three months. If water beads don’t form after a wash, then the wax is nearly gone.

If you’re in the process of buying a new vehicle, then we suggest lighter-colored cars. Darker paints absorb more heat and are more prone to fading from sun damage. If you already notice extensive fading, then bring your vehicle to a collision center for a paint restoration.

We Restore Sun-Damaged Cars

We have restored hundreds of car surfaces of all vehicle makes and models. Bring your car to Absolute Auto Body if the fading paint is painfully obvious. Go to our gallery to see some of our restored paintwork. Sun-damaged cars are unsightly and stand out like a sore thumb.

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