The condition of your car’s paint and bodywork is important not just to its value, but to its integrity. Damaged auto paint can expose the metal underneath, leaving it susceptible to rust. If left unchecked, this can cause considerable damage over time, devaluing your vehicle and possibly even compromising its safety.
However, it is relatively straightforward to keep your paintwork looking bright and in top condition. This can enhance the value of your vehicle if you are planning to sell your car in the UAE. It can also ensure that your vehicle’s bodywork remains protected from the elements and stops rust from taking hold. Here are our top tips to maintain your car paint.
Avoid parking in the sun
Prolonged exposure to sunlight will eventually damage auto paint, causing it to fade and become blotchy. Certain colours can fade more significantly than others, and in particular you’ll find that red-based tones can loose their rich colour quickly. To preserve the integrity of your paintwork, try to avoid parking in direct, bright sunlight for prolonged periods, and avoid parking where birds dropping are likely.
Regularly wash and wax
Washing the dirt from your vehicle is a guaranteed way to keep your paintwork looking brighter and fresher. By adding a regular coat of wax polish, you are giving the surface of your paint a protective layer that will prevent dirt from sticking to the paint and causing damage in the long term. This also gives you the chance to examine the surface of your car paint carefully to make sure there are no stone chips that may have damaged the paint layer and exposed the metal underneath.
Have your vehicle professionally detailed and polished
At Al-Futtaim Lexus, we offer a comprehensive detailing and polishing service to our customers to help keep their vehicle’s paintwork in pristine condition. As well as a complete clean inside, it also includes washing, polishing and waxing the outside which will protect the paint surface and disguise any minor blemishes.
Regular detailing will keep your vehicle in showroom condition and helps to prevent long-term deterioration which can affect the value of your Lexus. A full detail and polish should be carried out every six to 12 months, or before you plan to sell it to achieve the best price.
Have a Paint Protection Film fitted
PPF or Paint Protection Film is a transparent film that is positioned over the top of your paintwork. This clever material has self-healing properties to protect your Lexus against stone chips, the effect of dust and sand which can scour the surface of your paint, and fading. At Al-Futtaim Lexus, our PPF service can protect your vehicle against a host of potential problems including oxidation and acid rain, the sun’s UV rays, scratches, chips and knocks, and the effects of pollution.
With three different options to choose from, you can select a Standard, Premium or Ultimate protection package to defend against damage to your paintwork. Not only do you have the reassurance that your vehicle is defended against the worst that the elements do, but you also have a 10-year warranty for total peace of mind.
By looking after your vehicle’s paintwork you can prolong the lifespan of your Lexus and ensure that its resale value is not affected by damaged, faded or scratched bodywork.
To find out more about our detailing and polishing service, or to inquire about Paint Protection Film packages, contact Al-Futtaim Lexus today.