When was the last time you washed your car? Or, ventured out to take your car to be washed elsewhere?
At this time of year, the weather is dreary, muddy puddles splash the paintwork of your motor. Salt and grit coat your wheels leading to accelerated corrosion. And that’s before we get started on the bird droppings coating the roof of your motor, thanks to the pigeon that inhabits the tree you park under at work all day.
Your motor needs cleaning if you want to significantly extend the life of your bodywork. Preserving the state of your car will save you money in bodywork repairs or alloy wheel refurbishment. Maintaining a pristine motor will also increase the resale value when you are ready to upgrade.
Cleaning your car needn’t be a chore, if you lack time to do it yourself take your motor to a hand car wash. The automated kind can sometimes be a tad abrasive on the paintwork, often leaving fine scratches, they can also miss bits too.
If you decide to clean your car it’s important to use a car cleaning solution, not washing up liquid. And when it comes to drying your motor, choose a soft chamois.
It’s also important to polish your paintwork once a year, at least, to add a protective layer. If your vehicle sustains a stone chip, attend to it promptly to prevent rusting.
Cleaning the inside of your car is important too. This can be quite a task during the winter months, especially if you have children who enjoy kicking the back of seats with muddy shoes. Use an upholstery cleaner to clean fabric seats, use a protective spray on plastic surfaces to reduce the likelihood of cracking and discolouration. Vacuum carpets and wash mats regularly to avoid making the job tougher as dirt and dust build-up. Keeping your motor in a garage will keep it clean and dry, not to mention safe from accidental damage, vandalism and theft.
If you’ve left it a bit too long and grit and grime have taken their toll on the bodywork of your vehicle, we can help!
At Auto Medics, we are experts in car bodywork repair High Wycombe. We can repair almost any damage to the bodywork of your motor and alloy wheels. We can also restore your paintwork to ensure it looks as good as new. You’ll find us on the crossroads where Oxford Road joins West Wycombe Road on the A40 in High Wycombe, opposite the Crossroads Veterinary Centre.
If your motor needs repairs drop us a line or drop by and we’ll provide a quote and get you booked in. For car bodywork repair High Wycombe you can reach us on 01494 533 534.