Take Care of Your Vehicles Paint

Take Care of Your Vehicles Paint

Vehicle paint care is an essential aspect of maintaining the overall appearance and value of your car. A car’s paint job is not only important for aesthetics, but it also acts as a protective layer against external factors such as weather, dirt, and debris. Taking proper care of your vehicle’s paint will not only make it look better but also extend the lifespan of the paint job. In this article, we will discuss the importance of vehicle paint care and some tips on how to take care of it.

The Importance of Vehicle Paint Care

Maintaining your car’s paint job is important for several reasons. First and foremost, it enhances the overall appearance of your car, making it look more attractive and valuable. A well-maintained paint job can also help protect your car from the damaging effects of UV rays, acid rain, bird droppings, and other external factors that can cause the paint to fade, chip, or crack over time. Additionally, maintaining your car’s paint job can help you save money in the long run, as a well-maintained paint job will last longer and reduce the need for expensive repainting.

Tips for Taking Care of Your Car’s Paint Job

  1. Wash Your Car Regularly

One of the most basic and important steps in maintaining your car’s paint job is washing it regularly. Dirt, dust, and other debris can accumulate on your car’s surface, which can cause the paint to degrade over time. Make sure to wash your car at least once a week using a mild soap and a soft sponge or microfiber cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals or rough materials, as they can scratch the paint.

  1. Wax Your Car

Waxing your car is another important step in maintaining its paint job. Wax acts as a protective layer against external factors such as UV rays, bird droppings, and other debris. Waxing your car once every six months can help preserve the paint’s shine and protect it from fading or peeling.

  1. Park Your Car in a Garage or Shade

Parking your car in a garage or shade can help protect it from direct sunlight, which can cause the paint to fade over time. If you don’t have access to a garage or shade, consider using a car cover to protect your car’s paint from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

  1. Avoid Scratches and Dents

Scratches and dents can not only damage your car’s appearance but also lead to rust and other long-term damage. Avoid parking your car in areas with high traffic or where other vehicles are likely to come into contact with it. Additionally, avoid using abrasive materials when washing or drying your car, as they can scratch the paint.

  1. Address Any Damage Promptly

If you notice any damage to your car’s paint, such as chips or scratches, it’s important to address them promptly. Ignoring such damage can lead to more extensive and expensive repairs in the long run. Consider using touch-up paint or taking your car to a professional auto body shop for repair.


Vehicle paint care is an essential aspect of maintaining your car’s appearance and value. By following the tips outlined in this article, you can help protect your car’s paint job from the damaging effects of external factors and extend its lifespan. Regular washing and waxing, parking in a garage or shade, avoiding scratches and dents, and addressing any damage promptly are all key steps in maintaining your car’s paint job.

Dent Repairs With Paint Damage

Dent Repairs With Paint Damage

Dent Repairs With Paint Damage

We get calls for dent repairs with paint damage. Dents of all sizes can get paint damage, from a small door ding, to bigger damage even  hail damage dents can cause paint damage.  Yes we can fix this type of damage but before we do there are some things you should know.

  • We do not do any painting with our repair process, but we do offer touch up paint services.
    • We are happy to refer you to some local body shops for your repair needs if needed.
  • Often times we can remove the dent even if there is paint damage BUT if you are then looking at having your vehicle repainted afterwords it is sometimes not the most cost effective to have paintless dent repair performed AND have the area repainted.
    • This can be determined with an in person estimate.

Types of Paint Damage

Multiple types of paint damage can happen. Some of the types of damage are:

  • A crack
  • A chip
  • Scratch

All of these types of damages range from just minor surface or clear coat damage, all the way to deep damage down to the metal.

Cracked Paint Damage

Here is a short video showing some damage that we repaired using the paintless dent repair method. This damage had just a very small crack in the paint and just some minor clear coat could be applied to seal up the area, which is what the customer choose to do themselves. This is the least noticeable type of paint damage and soemtimes the customer doesnt even know there was a minor crack until we point it out to them when doing an estimate.

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Cracked Paint From Hail Storm Damage

We often see hail storm damage crack paint when it hits in certain areas, like edges of panels. When hail stones hit right on the edge of a panel and forces the exterior panel to hit an inner edge structure of a panel it can often crack the exterior panels paint.  This damage shown below was caused from a hail storm. This hail stone hit the top frame of a door on this 2o19 all aluminum Ford F150. The impact push the exterior metal inwards and into the inner structure bracing, causing the paint crack. 

Aluminum Paintless Dent Removal - Sioux Falls Dent Repair

Aluminum Paintless Dent Removal – Sioux Falls Dent Repair

In this case a body shop is needed to complete this repair.  We helped minimize work for the body shop in this repair by using our glue pulling method to pull this damage out for the body shop so they do not have to use any body fillers or bondo to fill this damaged area. After we pulled out the damaged area all the body shop needs to do now is sand the area down flat  to remove the damaged paint area then apply primer to smooth the area out then paint the panel.

Paintless Dent Repair Aluminum Ford F150 - Sioux Falls South Dakota

Paintless Dent Repair Aluminum Ford F150 – Sioux Falls South Dakota

Deep Scratches

Sometimes when damage is caused in a vehicle the paint is scratched. Sometimes the impact item can scratch all the way through the layers of paint all the way down the to bare metal! In this video example this customer was about to turn his leased Infiniti back into the dealership. We discussed with him his damage and brought up that he should do some research on what type of damage is ok to be in his vehicle when it is turned in. Lease agreements often have certain things the dealership will NOT charge you for.



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