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Car Care Tip: Protect your Car This Spring

Three Ways Spring Can Damage Your Car’s Exterior

It seems as if the weather has finally changed for good and while it is nice to see the sunshine, spring weather can damage your car’s exterior. Here is what you need to look out for and how you can handle these issues.

Tree Sap – How should you remove tree sap from your vehicle’s finish? The best way to remove tree sap is to purchase a tree sap remover and follow the instructions. Immediately after removing the sap, gently wash and wax the car to protect the finish.

Bird Poop & Bug Guts – There is no pretty way to say it, the leftover residue of bugs and birds are acidic and can break down the paint finish on any vehicle. Gently remove any residue from the vehicle as soon as possible. The longer it sits, the harder it becomes to remove. A gentle car wash is best to handle these problems. Follow the car wash with a cleaner wax.

Dirty Sponges – Make sure your sponges are free of debris before every at-home car wash. Leftover bugs, twigs, leaves, and other natural particles stuck in the sponge can be abrasive and scratch the paint. You can throw your sponges and mitts into your washing machine from time to time to make sure they are clean.

By following the factory-recommended maintenance schedule, getting regular oil changes, and taking care of your vehicle’s exterior, you can extend the life and value of your car! Get outside, enjoy the sunshine and wash your car for some fun in the sun!