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Keeping Your Vehicle Shiny

June 23, 2023

As a car dealer, one of the most important aspects of our business is to make sure that our vehicles look their best at all times. The way our cars look not only reflects our business but also provides our customers with an idea of how well we maintain our cars. It is important to keep your car 'showroom shiny' for various reasons. Here are a few ways that you can keep your car looking like brand new.

Avoid Washes with Harsh Chemicals

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is they use harsh chemicals to clean their cars, which can damage the paint and reduce its shine. It is important to avoid using acidic or alkaline cleaners as they can destroy the wax coating on your car. You should only use high-quality car shampoos and soft sponges to wash your car, which will help you maintain your car's paint job.

Wax your Car Regularly

It is important to wax your car at least two to three times a year to maintain its shine. Waxing creates a protective coating on the car's surface that helps protect the paint against dirt, scratches, and other debris that can lead to dullness. The wax also deflects UV rays from the car, which can cause the paint to fade.

Keep Your Car Covered

If possible, it is always a good idea to park your car in a garage or carport. Keeping your car covered protects it from harsh weather conditions like hailstorms, snow, and rainfall, which can cause damage or dullness to the paint. In the absence of a garage, a car cover can act as a protective barrier to keep the car clean and fresh.

Maintain a Clean Interior

It's not just the exterior; the interior of your car needs to be clean too. Regular cleaning of the seats, dashboard, and carpet will keep the car smelling fresh while also reducing dust and dirt. A clean interior also helps to maintain the resale value of your car.

Avoid Overuse of Air Fresheners

While air fresheners may help in enhancing the scent of your car, excessive use can be counterproductive. The overuse of air fresheners can cause the dashboard and other surfaces to crack, fading the shine of your car.

In conclusion, keeping your car shiny and fresh is essential for maintaining its appeal, increasing its resale value, and promoting its longevity. A well-maintained car stands out from the crowd and is a reflection of its owner's personality. Following the above tips will keep your car looking "showroom shiny" for years to come.