Sun-Damaged Cars: A Common Summer Problem in Everett

sun-damaged-cars everettEverett isn’t the hottest region in the U.S., but this summer’s heat dome sure made it feel that way. Even without this year’s intense heat, for those who park outside, sun-damaged cars are commonplace and a result of daily UV ray exposure. We’ll explain steps you can take 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 doesn’t mean cars are immune.

Prevention Measures

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, the wax is nearly gone.

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

We Restore Sun-Damaged Cars in Everett & Lynnwood

We’ve restored hundreds of car surfaces of all vehicle makes and models. Contact us at Absolute Auto Body if the fading paint is painfully obvious. Go to our gallery to see some of our restored paintwork. 

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Posted on August 9, 2021 | Published by Ignite Local | Related Local Business