Whether it’s the scorching summer heat or Denver’s pesky winter hailstorms, the weather has an adverse effect on your car all year round. Luckily, there are several steps you can take to protect your vehicle from all kinds of weather damage. From simple solutions like piling blankets to more extensive protection efforts like adding a paint protection film, here are five ways to protect your car from a range of weather damage.
#1. Wash, dry, and wax your car to prevent sun damage
Sun and heat can fade and crack your vehicle’s paint over time. Frequently washing and hand drying your car will remove dirt, dust, and other particles that can cause damage to your car’s paint or dull your car’s finish. Waxing your car occasionally can help protect it from the sun by placing a protective layer between your car’s finish and the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which will minimize damaging effects on the paint.
#2. Protect your car from the rain with body wax and paint protection film
Although you may think that rain cleans your car, rainwater is acidic and can cause corrosion over time, separating the paint from the chassis. Protecting your vehicle with car wax and paint protection film will create a protective barrier that extends the life of your vehicle’s paint job and minimizes body damage over time.
#3. Check your tire pressure regularly during summer
A little-known fact is that tires are more likely to blow out during summer due to increased heat and road temperatures. Underinflated tires are much more easily blown out when they come into contact with hot roads, so make sure that you are regularly checking your air pressure and ensuring that it isn’t underinflated.
#4. Keep an eye on your car’s fluid levels
During the summer, the fluids in your car get used up much more quickly than during other times of the year, so they need to be flushed and refilled more frequently. Check your fluid levels regularly in order to ensure that your car doesn’t become damaged. Check your motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, steering wheel fluid, and radiator fluid and have a professional flush them to keep your car in top shape.
#5. Cover your car in any way to prevent hail damage
When hail descends on Denver, it leaves a path of vehicle destruction in its wake. Body dents and even shattered windshields are common in the winter due to hail, so it’s best to cover your car in any way you can in order to minimize the damage. Note all covered parking areas in your vicinity and utilize them whenever possible. If covered parking is unavailable to you, layer thick, fleecy blankets on top of your vehicle in order to offer a layer of protection that can minimize damage and prevent the need for dent repair at the end of winter.
If your car has experienced its share of weather damage and you’re in need of dent repair for your vehicle, give FR Bumper Solutions a call today. We offer high-quality repairs at a reasonable price using expert technicians with years of dent repair experience. Our mobile repair service will travel to wherever in Denver is most convenient for you and complete your repairs at a fraction of the cost without sacrificing any of the quality. For dent repair service you can trust, look no further than FR Bumper. Give us a call at (720) 222-5044 today to receive a free estimate and schedule an appointment.