Protect Your Toyota From The Sun

By: Castlegar Toyota   |   05 Jun 2017
Woman tanning on a Toyota

Driving with the windows down, we’re well aware of how the sun likes to leave its mark on our skin.


In the summer months, UV rays can be dangerous for more than just people, though. Much like a human sunburn, your Toyota’s paint job can suffer, too. The sun has been known to cause pricey, custom paint jobs to fade, much like a beach towel does.


If you don’t put your car in the garage and it sits in full sun exposure every day, you might start to notice the colours becoming less vibrant. Fortunately, there are a few tricks to keep your new Toyota looking as fresh as it was the day you bought it.


Protective Coating to the Rescue


When you book an auto detailing appointment, many of the service packages come with the option of adding on a protective UV film to the exterior paint on your Toyota. Many drivers are under the impression that this is a gimmick, or a waste of money, but it’s essentially sunscreen for your car. Would you stay outside all day without protection from those cancerous UVA and UVB rays? If you wouldn’t risk it, you should consider protecting your investments, too.


Protective UV coatings are essentially a sealant that fills in any and all of the microscopic holes in the clear coat. You can’t see them, but they’re there! The protective coat keeps your paint safe from a whole host of summer-related acidic damage, like bird droppings, insect residue, tree sap, and of course, the sun. The UV rays get filtered out because they cannot penetrate through this extra layer and get to the saturated colour underneath.


Auto Detailing All Summer Long


At Castlegar Toyota, we specialize in a series of custom auto detailing services to keep your Toyota looking incredible. Whether you need a full exterior cleaning, a full wash, or something in between, our packages have been designed for a series of scenarios. Right now, our auto detailing special is on for the summer.

Our fully-certified and trained Toyota experts will have your new or used Toyota vehicle back to you in no time, so that you can look your absolute best all summer long. Call us today at 1-(877) 969-1929 or contact us online for more information.

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