Tips for Preserving the Life of Your Car’s Body
February 17th, 2015 by Eli P
Proper auto care involves much more than regular engine maintenance. Sure, oil changes and a normal maintenance calendar are important, but total and complete car care includes preserving the body. The undercarriage, sidewalls, wheel wells, doors, hood and even the sun or moon roof deserve your full attention.
After all, if your engine gets all the love, but your car’s floorboards are rusting through, it doesn’t really matter that you’ve had an oil change every 3,000 miles – driving even one more mile with a rusted-out base is not only unsafe and unhealthy (due to noxious fumes and road debris), it’s also illegal in many states.
How can you extend your car body’s life? Here are a handful of things that take a few minutes, yet add months and potentially years to your automobile.
- Get on a regular car wash schedule. This is especially important for anyone who drives in snow. Slush, salt and other contaminants can erode your car’s body quickly. Wash your car once every week or two.
- Address those paint chips. Small chips can lead to big body problems. Fix Auto’s expert paint matching is a smart way to stay ahead of the car body curve.
- Give your glass some attention, too. Similar to paint chips, small defects in your windshield, windows and mirrors can turn into big hassles if ignored.
Even if you’ve maintained a faithful body car schedule, there are times when you need professional assistance. For collision repair and other body issues, Fix Auto is the place to go. We have locations that are conveniently located near you, and our expanding list of repair centers means there’s a good chance you’re within driving distance of courteous, customer-focused car body care.
For more information about Fix Auto, give us a call—we’re always here for you at 1-800-INFO-FIX. We look forward to helping you today – thanks for reading the Fix Auto blog.
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