The Skoda Karoq price includes a lovely paint finish that will certainly turn heads if you keep it in good condition. Sadly, many drivers don’t pay enough attention to their paintwork, and this is a mistake. First impressions matter, and when it’s time to sell your Skoda Karoq later on, the condition of your car paint could affect the asking price. When you take care of your car paint, it will help to protect the car from corrosion that will damage your Karoq. In this article, we will look at three things that you need to avoid if you want to keep your car paint healthy.
1. Dead Insects
Driving along any highway in Australia will soon cause a buildup of dead bug debris all over the front and bonnet of your Skoda Karoq. It’s disgusting to look at, but this material can pose a significant risk to your car paint. Over time the dead skin material will become imprinted into the surface of the paint, and this will cause damage. This can be removed with some elbow grease and a good quality bug and tar removal product.
2. Parking Under Trees
In order to stay out of the hot sun, some drivers take extra measures to park under the cover of trees to keep the car cool whilst it’s parked. This seems like a great idea, but it can cause a number of other problems for your cars paintwork. The first problem is caused by tree sap and debris that can fall onto your car. This can cause scratches, and the tree sap is acidic so it will cause damage to the paint. The second problem is bird droppings, this is also acidic and if it dries on it will cause fading, and it can be hard to remove. If your car is covered with tree sap or bird poop, wash the car as soon as possible with a good quality car washing detergent and/or a commercial sap remover. Don’t scrub too hard and gently wash the areas with a soft microfibre cloth for the best results.
3 Sun Exposure
Our cars are exposed to a great deal of sun throughout the entire year. However, just like our skin, the paint on our cars needs some protection to keep it in good condition. The very best way to avoid the sun fading your car paint is to keep it parked up under cover when it’s not on the road. Of course, this isn’t always possible, so park up under some cover whenever you can. As we showed above, if you choose a tree for shady parking, you should always wash the car carefully afterward. It’s also a great idea to get into the habit of waxing your car with a good quality car wax to add an extra layer of protection for your car paint.