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How to Prevent Sun Damage on your New Car

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Have you ever seen cars with faded or peeling paint? This kind of damage happens over time as your car is exposed to the sun. Now that you have bought yourself a new car it is time to learn how to prevent sun damage on car paint. We here at Irvine Auto Center want to help keep your car in great shape, so we compiled information regarding this issue to keep your car looking the best it can in the Southern California heat!

How Car Paint is Affected by Sun

All cars will eventually lose their vibrant colors; it is something that people often refer to as sun-faded. We all know that the sun can damage our car’s paint, but what we don’t always understand is why or how it happens. How car paint is affected by the sun is through the same thing that affects our skin- the ultraviolet rays. The more your car is exposed to the ultraviolet rays, the less reflective it will be in transmitting less light outward. The ultraviolet rays have caused the molecular bonds inside the paint to break apart.

Tips for Protecting your Car’s Exterior

When it comes to protecting your car’s exterior paint job there are some basic things you can do. The most obvious thing you can do is to keep your car covered as much as possible. If you have a garage use it. If you don’t have a garage invest in a cover or even a carport to keep your car out of the sun. Keep your car clean to prevent the accumulation of substances that can damage paint molecules. Wax your car to provide an extra layer of protection from the sun’s rays and other corrosive substances. The last thing you can do is invest in a paint protection film kit to protect your entire car, including the headlights, from the sun’s damaging rays.

Get yourself a New Car for Summer in Irvine, CA

Get yourself a new car to adventure this summer in! We here at Irvine Auto Center have a great selection of new and used models from many different makes to find exactly what you are looking for. If you live near Aliso Viejo, CA and want to test drive new cars in Irvine, CA come in and see us at Irvine Auto Center today where we can handle all of your new and used car needs!

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