Insider Tips From the Auto Body Experts
Maintaining the Exterior of Your Luxury Car in the South Florida Summer
If you own a Jaguar, Audi, Porsche or any other type of luxury vehicle here in South Florida, you will want to do everything that is necessary to protect your car’s exterior during the blazing summer heat, afternoon storms and hurricanes.
Damage can occur from accidents, environmental elements and neglect, but there are precautions that you can take that can help minimize the effects of this damage.Here are some smart tips for protecting the exterior of your luxury car so that your vehicle can still look its best while driving down A1A in Pompano Beach or Deerfield Beach.
Use the Best Type of Cloth for Drying
When drying your car after washing it or after a heavy South Florida rainstorm, it is best to use a high-quality type of cloth to prevent any scratches or other damage to the paint that a cloth of inferior quality might cause. A genuine natural chamois leather cloth is one of the best types of cloth to use and can dry your car quickly thanks to its high absorption rate. Other types of cloths that are good for drying the exteriors of luxury vehicles include:
- Microfiber cloths
- Terry weave cloths
- Waffle weave cloths
- Sponge cloths
Watch Where You Park
Damage to luxury vehicles often occurs when they are parked near other cars. As we have all experienced at Town Center or Sawgrass Mills, the drivers of these other cars may not be so conscious when opening and closing their doors, and any doors that come into contact with your vehicle could damage the paint, which will require auto painting work to correct. Negligent drivers may also end up colliding with your parked vehicle when they are trying to park or drive away from the area.
Don’t Forget to Clean the Wheels
The wheels on your Aston Martin, Tesla, Range Rover or other luxury vehicle will get dirty when it is being driven across dirty or muddy roadways like Dixie Highway or even I-95. Deposits of dirt, mud and grease can take away from the shine of your wheels and diminish the luxurious visual appeal of your vehicle if the wheels are not cleaned regularly.
A mixture of lukewarm water and a type of soap that you might find at an auto body shop that is specific to your specific type of wheel material can be used to clean away unsightly dirt marks and other traces of filth. A soft bristle brush can be used to scrub away the filth without damaging the wheels. It is also best to apply wax to your wheels once a month along with tire coating that can help protect your wheels and keep them looking their best. This is how our detailing specialists care for vehicles here at 1st Class Auto in Pompano.
Protect Against Sun Damage
The frequent sunny days in Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton can wreak havoc on a luxury car’s exterior. Parking in shaded areas as much as possible can help keep your vehicle safe from the sun’s harsh effects. A high-quality wax that is applied to your car’s exterior at least once or twice a year after washing it can safeguard the paint’s oils from damaging UV rays.
You can keep your Aston Martin, Range Rover or other type of luxury vehicle looking its best by following these tips. If your vehicle ever needs professional auto painting or some other type of factory authorized auto body work, visit 1st Class Auto in Pompano Beach, Florida to get the comprehensive service that your luxury auto deserves.