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The arrival of autumn is increasingly evident. Rains, dry leaves and wind can compromise the state not only of the roads, so we all have to take care of our driving in the fall , but also affect our cars , especially the body.
In order to protect your car from the weather, here are five simple tips that come with Certified First, which will improve and maintain the appearance of your vehicle:
First of all we must be careful with humidity. Autumn brings with it the arrival of the first rains. Although humidity itself is not a source of problems, the corrosion that can derive from it is. Therefore it is necessary to control if the surface of the car has dents, scratches or other imperfect, because even if they look small, the effect of moisture can aggravate them, causing the state of the paint to get worse.
Dry leaves can also be a source of corrosion. Hundreds of leaves fall during this season and a large part of them do so while our car is parked. We must not forget to remove them before starting the march, whenever possible. With this simple gesture we will prevent them from accumulating unnecessarily on the surface of our car, especially in the area of the front and rear moon.
Parking under trees is not a good idea during this season either. Maybe in summer it seems the best solution, because this is how we protect the paint from ultraviolet rays, but during this season not only dry leaves can be a source of problems. Dry branches that fall to the ground due to strong winds can bring unnecessary scares.
In addition, and as in other seasons of the year, the tenants of the trees give us every time we park under your house, a series of “gifts” that can seriously damage the state of the sheet and paint of your car. Therefore, we must not forget that when this incident occurs, it is necessary to eliminate the remains as soon as possible to avoid, that corrosion is greater. The best method is to use a wet microfiber cloth to soften them and then remove them.
Neither should we forget to be careful with the rain. Far from what the most optimistic drivers think, the rain does not help to clean the surface of your car and even less if it is produced driving, since the erosion is greater. Also, the situation gets worse when we drive behind a heavy car. The mud, the pebbles and the rebound effect of the rain will only play against the paint of the car.
Last but not least, you should keep the car body clean. But you have to do it properly, that is, with the right products and the necessary treatment. But if you use pressure cleaning systems, avoid pointing directly to the body joints, air vents or imperfections in the paint. Therefore, cleaning by hand is always the best solution.
But perhaps the key to the proper maintenance of the bodywork, especially the sheet metal and paint, is to go to a workshop to check the possible imperfects that although not visible to the naked eye, are there. We must not forget that veneer and paint does not only fulfill an aesthetic function and therefore it must also be a reason for care.
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