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How to Care for Your Car's New Paint Job

Last updated 5 years ago

Few things can improve your car’s appearance more than a fresh paint job. Whether your car is new or old, a fresh coat of paint can give it the sheen and style of a car that has just come off of the lot. If you fail to take proper care of your car’s new paint job, however, the fresh coat will soon lose its shine. Here is some information that will help you care for your automotive paint job.  

Regular Washing

The simplest way to protect your car’s paint job is to wash your car. Regularly washing your car will help remove dirt and grime from your car’s finish and help maintain its shine. However, when washing your car it is critical to only use products specifically made for automotive use to prevent damage. After washing your car thoroughly, it is equally important to dry it properly. Mineral stains left behind by water can leave permanent impressions on your car’s paint.


If you want to truly protect your car’s paint job, simple washing is not enough. Washing will take care of dirt and grime, but over time your car’s paint will peel, lose its sheen, and discolor as a result of UV rays. Waxing your car prevents discoloration by protecting it from harmful UV rays and the elements, helping to prevent water spots and other forms of damage.

If you want to keep your car looking like new, protecting its paint job is critical. Fortunately, you can help protect your car’s shine with some basic equipment and regular washing. To learn more about how to care for your automotive paint job, call Greulich’s Automotive Service & Collision. Our auto repair professionals pride themselves on their expertise and customer service.


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