When the weather gets warmer, the sleeves come off and shorts come on. That also means many of us dust off our sunglasses and sunscreen to keep our bodies protected from getting cooked all summer long, avoiding dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays. Just as UV rays can be tough on your skin, UV paint damage can make delivery vehicles rougher for the wear. For all of our clients trying to keep their delivery cars looking as good as their food, we’ve compiled a few tips to keep your paint job tip top.
Preventing UV Paint DamageThough there’s nothing quite like a sunny day, the sun’s powerful UV rays can cause a few issues for your fleet of delivery vehicles and personal car or truck if left in direct sunlight. But what’s the worst that can happen? Flaking, fading and oxidation can cost you thousands if not defended against. To save your car from heat and UV paint damage, you can:
- Utilize car covers to keep direct sunlight from scorching both the interior and exterior
- Keep cars parked in covered garages to avoid direct sunlight altogether
- Wash cars regularly to remove dirt and grime that may, with the sun, lead to major paint damage
- Wax cars regularly to add another layer of protection to your paint, especially if clearcoat is damaged due to scratches or other damage