There’s nothing quite like the feeling of driving a hot new car off the lot. But from the moment you roll onto the city streets, your new ride’s paint is under fire from every direction. Keeping your paint in good condition is an uphill journey even if you have a garage. But if you don’t, you’ll have to work extra hard to keep your car looking shiny and new for as long as possible.

In this post from Sun Control of Minnesota, we’re taking a look at some of the best options for protecting your car’s paint job when you don’t have a garage. To learn about paint protection film options for your ride, give our technicians a call today.

  1. Keep Your Car Clean

Allowing dirt, debris, and insect goo to sit on your paint is a good way to invite damage. Make a commitment to washing your vehicle every weekend if you’re commuting to work every day. To wash your car the right way, use a non-abrasive cloth and a gentle cleanser. Gently remove any stains and bird droppings using your cloth. Once your ride is clean, rinse it thoroughly, wiping it dry.

  1. Get a Car Cover

One way to protect your car’s paint is with a car cover. Many car covers protect against water and solar radiation while preventing moisture from accumulating underneath them. Do some research before settling on a car cover, since there are many cheap options available that could damage your paint.

  1. Invest in Paint Protective Film

Paint protection film is a layer of polymer that protects your vehicle’s paint against all types of weather, sun, and debris. At Sun Control of Minnesota, we install protective film coatings with a crystal clear finish that won’t make your car’s paint look dull. In fact, you won’t even know it’s there. Our paints are also self-healing, so if you get a nick from a rock or debris, your film will repair itself.

  1. Park Like a Pro

Parking carefully is important when you’re protecting your vehicle’s paint job. But when you don’t have a garage to safely park your car in, it’s even more crucial. How and where you park can make a huge difference when it comes to protecting your vehicle from exposure to hazards like bird droppings, tree sap, dirt, and solar radiation.

Get Your Paint Protection Film Installation

Why take a chance on scratches and nicks to your beautiful paint job when you can install protective 3M film from Sun Control? Whether you need protection for your personal vehicles or your commercial fleet, we’ve got you covered. To connect with a member of our team about your paint protection film installation, give us a call at 651.490.1060, or contact us online to learn more about Minnetonka cosmetic auto services today.