Keep Your Nissan Patrol Looking Brand New with Car Paint Maintenance
A car is a significant investment, and it is understandable to try and keep it in the best condition possible. Many people carry out servicing, clean their cars and check their fluid levels on a regular basis. These are all great habits to develop, but many people don’t pay enough attention to their paintwork. Like other aspects of your car, the paint needs your help to keep it in tip top condition. This will pay off in retaining the value of your car and help in the prevention of damage from corrosion and ultraviolet rays. Let’s take a closer look at car paint maintenance and how easy it is to get started.
Prevention is Better Than the Cure:
We’ve all heard this useful old adage, and it can be applied to car paint care as well. If your car has reduced exposure to the elements, the car paint will last much longer than intended. In Australia, one of our key concerns is ultraviolet light from the sun that can damage the layers of paint on our cars. There are other problems, such as acidic rain, bird droppings and sticky residues that can all bond to the paint and cause damage. Storing your car under cover when it’s not in use is ideal for minimising exposure to these harmful factors.
Regular Car Washing is Essential:
The single most important element to consider for maintaining car paint is a regular cleaning routine. As we have seen, exposure to the elements can quickly cause paint coat failure and lower the value of your car. Many drivers seek out shade for their cars under trees when parking and this is a prime spot for bird dropping and tree sap. These sticky substances can be very acidic and difficult to remove without washing. Over time acidic droppings can react with strong sunlight, and the car paint will become dissolved. If grime and dirt are allowed to sit on the paintwork for too long, they can become bonded with the paint and reduce its lustre.
Regular washing is the key to removing foreign material before it causes permanent damage that can be hard to correct. Simply using dish soap and water to clean their cars is a common approach, but this is not advisable. Always choose a formula of soap that is specifically designed to clean cars and finish with a wax for the best results.
If they are looking for a Nissan Patrol for sale, Perth drivers should contact us here at Maddington Nissan. We have an excellent stock of both new and used cars available for sale including the new Nissan Patrol. Join us at your earliest convenience for a test drive to experience the Nissan driving difference for yourself. If you need finance, you will find our rates competitive and tailored to your circumstances. Our sales team is standing by to answer any remaining questions you may have.