Finally some heat and covid-19 under control, it’s time to travel again. Since overseas trips are unlikely most of us will be hitting the road. Time to enjoy the great Australian outdoors. Beach, sun, sand or go bush, dirt roads, sun, tree branches and mud. All the things we enjoy at the time may be less enjoyable to your car and your wallet.
Here are some simple precautions to enjoy the outdoors and protect your vehicle and yourself at the same time.
The costliest part of the vehicle to repair is the outside painted surface. Any small scratch will cost hundreds to repair and any dents could run into thousands of dollars. Simple rules and precautions can prevent your holiday from been spoilt.
Rules for protecting the exterior of your vehicle while on holiday:-
Plan your trip know what roads you’re going to take. Avoid small narrow roads with overgrowth. Even small light branches touching your car can leave some deep scratches. If you are unfortunate enough to have this happen to you or any other type of scratch or foreign material on your vehicle contact us before going to the panel beater. Carwash2you has decades of experience in paint correction techniques that could save you thousands of dollars.
Give your car armour before the trip. A good ceramic coating will protect your car against the most corrosive elements of the Australian summer. Moisture, sun, salt and dust are the essential elements of an electrochemical cell. These elements will oxidise your paint making it rough and dull even after you wash your vehicle. You need to protect first to avoid the damage. Carwash2you are experts in all type of ceramic and traditional polish coatings to get you through the summer.
Take action sooner in removing the offending substance. Seagull dropping will eat through unprotected car paint in 2 hours in a 35 degree Celsius day. Insects will likewise burn through the duco in a matter of hours. Have a soft good quality car wash sponge handy during your trip. Wash the contaminate away with as much water as possible and use your sponge to softly remove the rest. As soon as you can have the car washed by hand.
Carwash2you are experienced in after holiday cleans. We will remove and restore your car without harsh chemicals or methods.
Summer storms in January, February and March are becoming common place. Keep in touch with the weather in your area and protect yourself and your car if summer storms are predicted with the possibility of hail. Make sure your insurance covers hail damage if you have no possibility of getting out of storms. Last 3 summers we have had extremely damaging hail storms. It seems to be the norm now.
Make sure all your lights are working before you set out on your trip and in particular if you have and older car see that your head lights put out a sufficient amount of light. Head lights are made of polycarbonate plastic that turn opaque after some time. Particularly if you’ve been washing your car with highly alkaline chemicals. Unfortunately most car washes use these chemicals. Carwash2you only uses ph neutral detergents on your vehicle, its more elbow grease but the long term results are worth it. Carwash2you can also reverse the cloudiness in your headlights, making your trip more enjoyable and safer and saving you the cost of replacing them.
We hope these tips will make your summer holiday more enjoyable and prevent some of the pit falls associated with driving summer holidays.