How to Maintain My Car During Summer

Posted on 4 September, 2018 8:34:17

The sun in the Australian summer beats down as the weather is beaming and you’re planning road-trips and beach visits a-plenty. So how can you ensure that you keep your car in tip-top condition with all that sun, salt and sand?

In summer, the harsh rays of the Australian sun can magnify the issue of everyday contaminants damaging your paint like bird-droppings and sap. When you’re spending time on the road, you’re also faced with bugs smattering your bumper and melting tar flicking up onto your paint. Not to mention, that time spent by the beach can result in damaging sea-spray covering your precious ride and dulling your duco and a footwell full of sand.

No matter the time of the year, it’s important to wash your car regularly to ensure you keep your paintwork in showroom condition. This is even more important in the summer months to ensure that you are removing contaminants as quickly as possible before they start to eat into the paint. The sun speeds up the process of contaminants and road grime damaging your paint, the quicker contaminants dry the more easily they can start to eat through the top layer of paint.

The best thing to do is ensure that your paint is in great condition before the season starts, with regular washes and frequent hand wax and polishes to protect the surface of the paint. Whenever you return from a trip take your car straight to your nearest car wash to get those contaminants straight off. If you’ve been away for a few weeks at a time or things have gone past the point of a basic wash, you may need to consider some car detailing services – perhaps a paint cleansing treatment, which will help to life the grime that’s worked its way into the top coat, or even a cut & polish if contaminants have been left too long. Most of a time a good clean inside and out will have your car ready for your next adventure.

Your local Magic has you covered, so bring in your pride and joy and we’ll work with you to keep it showroom ready.

Topics:   Car Care

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