Protecting your car from the sun and other elements

December 14, 2020

Endless beach days, car rides with the salty sea breeze whipping through your hair, beers with mates overlooking the waves… Seriously, is there anything better than summer in Queensland?

It goes without saying your skin needs protecting on these sizzling summer days, but did you know your vehicle is also susceptible to damage from the sun and other elements? Never fear though – with a little ongoing maintenance you can keep your car protected and looking like new for many years to come.

But how, did you say?

Just like putting sunscreen on your face, there are protective coatings you can apply to your car – and if you protect your investment from the start, trust us – it will save you loads of money in touch ups and repairs down the track.

There’s a long list of environmental culprits that can cause damage to your vehicle if you don’t stay on top of them, like sun fading, discolouration and loss of gloss, oxidation, water spotting caused by acid rain, insect etching, tar and road grime damage, bird or bat droppings and tree sap stains, just to name a few. But with the right TLC, these will be of little concern to you!

At home, there’s a lot you can do in terms of ongoing maintenance to protect your car. A regular wash, wax and the polish regime is a great start. The polishing, in particular, can really help safeguard your paint – you only need to do it every six months too. Make sure you use a soft, clean rag that won’t scratch the paint, and follow the instructions on the bottle for the best results.

Keeping your car garaged or undercover wherever possible will also help protect it from all those potentially destructive environmental factors. There’s also a large range of paint protection products available on the market, so do your research on which one looks best for your vehicle.

At Torque Toyota, we offer a range of treatments for new and used vehicles that offer premium protection to the elements. For your exterior, our Perfexion® CERAMIC Coating Perfexion® treatment provides a coating to your car that is tough enough to resist scratching and offer superior dirt resistance, while still ensuring the flexibility needed for everyday motoring.

And let’s not forget your windows. We offer a tinted window service for your vehicle using Perfexion® CERAMIC Film with an SPF of 285+, the resistance of up to 99% of all UV rays, and reflection of up to 60% of heat and glare. So not only will it reduce the temperature of your car (hallelujah!), it protects your precious cargo – A.K.A your family – from those harmful ultraviolet rays.

For your interiors, we also offer treatments to protect your leather, vinyl, carpets, and fabrics.

The weather’s warming up, so what are you waiting for? Not only is it personally satisfying to maintain a shiny, new-looking car; it also makes it far more attractive to buyers if you do decide to sell.

Give us a call or drop in and speak to our friendly team if we can help you protect one of your biggest investments this summer and beyond.