The causes of paintwork damage

car coversAfter spending so long storing and transporting cars, we have learnt a few important facts. One such is that car covers are worth the money as they provide your vehicle with even more protection. We have several designs on offer, all of which are available for competitive prices.

One thing car covers can help you avoid is damage to paintwork. That being said, it is still beneficial to know how to avoid the scratches and dings full stop. To do this, you have to know what causes them. The following are some of the most common things that can cause the damage.

Stone chips

Firstly, we have stone chips. Loose pebbles and stones are among the leading causes of car body damage. This happens because the road debris, gravel, and little rocks can flick backwards when vehicles drive over them. Thanks to the high speeds, they can leave behind incredibly deep dings in the paintwork. In other cases they can be lighter scratches.

Winter weather

This is another culprit. The snow, sleet, and road salt here can cause a decent amount of paint damage. In the worst case scenario, it can be permanent. Moreover, if you live near the sea or somewhere particularly rainy, the minerals in the rain or the salt can produce water spots. These are hard to remove.

Summer days

Switching over to summer now, the weather here can also be problematic. You may expose your car to the sun for a large amount of time. Such action can lead to the paintwork fading. The ideal solution here would be to keep your car in a garage or under cover.

Failing to clean it

Not cleaning your car enough is another cause of paintwork damage. As we said before, snow, debris, dirt, and salt all cling to cars. This is not good for the paint. As a result, it is essential that you wash all this off frequently.

The wrong cleaning products

Abrasive cleaners can result in paint damage too if you use them. Remember that when you clean a car, it is ideal to use a microfibre cloth or soft brush instead of a harsh scraper. The latter has a far greater chance of scratching the paintwork. When drying, use a painting motion in favour of a scraping action.

Our options for car covers

At Rudler Car Transportation and Storage we have three different options for car covers. The first is the Moltex-5 outdoor cover, one of the top exterior covers available. Then there is the Supertex indoor cover, another first class design. Finally, we have custom fitted covers, ones tailored to your car’s contours.

So, if you are considering using a cover, please contact our team. We can help you to choose the right one for your needs. They will help you to avoid paintwork damage.