Your car’s factory paint job is very durable. But over time, you’re likely to find the finish has become scratched or chipped. Damage to your vehicle’s paint job looks bad, and it can cause rust to form. At the Hayden Lake car paint shop, we have years of experience repairing every type of paint damage. We’ll go over the principal causes of auto paint damage.
As you might expect, weather is one of the main causes of damage to auto paint that we see here at our auto paint shop near Hayden Lake. Cold weather causes paint to contract, and hot weather expands the paint. The constant expansion and contraction dulls the finish of the paint. Over time, the paint is no longer able to adhere to the vehicle’s body, resulting in chipped paint. Hail is another weather-related cause of damage to your car’s paint.
While weather is a leading cause of damaged paint, dirt, dust, moisture, tree sap, bird droppings and bugs can cause your car’s paint to flake and chip. Regular car washing will go a long way toward preventing damage from dirt and dust. We recommend hand washing your car twice a month with mild automotive detergent. Use a soft cloth or sponge to avoid scratching the paint’s surface. If a bird has left its mark on your car’s finish, use a damp cloth to gently clean it away. If the soiling has dried, place a wet cloth on the spot to loosen the droppings. Wait about 15 minutes and wipe it with a damp cloth.
It probably goes without saying that auto accidents can leave scratches in your vehicle’s paint job. It’s not difficult to repair damage to the paint’s top layer. If the underlying layers are scratched, it’s a more difficult job.
Many drivers are surprised to learn that the chemicals in car cleaners are a leading cause of auto paint damage. Some of these products contain abrasive chemicals that can harm a vehicle’s finish.
Retail stores sell do-it-yourself paint repair kits. These might be ok for repairing minor chips and scratches. These repairs may look good from afar but are easily detected up close. Most auto paint repair is best left to professionals like the team at the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop. Our expert technicians have the experience and the expertise to repair all types of damage to your car’s paint job. We’ll remove scratches and rust spots, match the existing paint color, and have your vehicle looking new again. It doesn’t matter if you own a Chevy or a car by another automaker.
When you visit the Knudtsen Abra Body Shop, we’ll give you an accurate written estimate. Our prices are always fair. You’ll feel confident knowing your car is in the best hands.
You’ll find the Knudtsen Chevrolet Abra Body Shop at 1900 East Polston Avenue in Post Falls. We’re about 25 minutes from Hayden Lake, right off I-90. Call us at 888-USA-ABRA to schedule an appointment. We’re here to assist you with all your auto body needs!