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Your car was probably a major investment, which is just one of the many reasons why you should be doing everything in your power to protect it from the elements. Here is a look at some installations and upgrades that are going to protect your car from harsh UV rays, pests, heavy rain, and debris from the road.
One of the most cost-effective ways to protect your vehicle is a car cover, and that type of product is very easy to use. While it might be tempting to go with a generic car cover that wasn’t designed for your specific model, using one of those products could be more trouble than it’s worth. A custom car cover is going to fit over every nook and cranny of your vehicle and extend the life of the interior as well as the exterior.
This is another affordable upgrade that will have a big impact on your vehicle’s durability. High-quality window tinting can be installed in a matter of hours, and you are going to notice the benefits almost immediately. In addition to making your vehicle more resistant to UV rays, it is also going to reduce glare and improve your AC’s efficiency. Before you have your windows tinted, you should check local laws to determine how dark the windows can be.
Getting a ceramic coating on the outside of your vehicle might seem like an unnecessary expense, but that type of preventative care is going to make the paint job last much longer. After being applied, the ceramic coating will partially protect the vehicle from water spots, smudges, light scratches, dust, and pollen. It is also going to act as a barrier whenever your vehicle is subjected to direct sunlight. In most cases, a high-quality ceramic coat will last for two to three years under normal driving conditions.
If you are interested in investing a little extra money into protecting your vehicle, then you might want to take a look at permanent structures for your property, such as a car cover. Installing a car cover can be a serious investment, but it might prevent thousands of dollars worth of damage in the long run. An attached carport, literally just a shed for your car, can often be constructed in as little as a few days, and it might even increase the value of your home.
Taking care of your vehicle’s interior and exterior is very important, but regular maintenance is going to be vital as well. Taking steps to make sure your car’s exterior is in top condition as much as possible is important to helping keep it at it’s best.