Importance of Car Washing and Waxing during the rainy season – Acid Rain and the effects on your paint

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Car Wax can help protect your vehicle from harsh rain

Acid what?

Acid Rain is a broad term referring to a mixture of wet and dry [deposited material] from the atmosphere containing higher than normal amounts of nitric and sulfuric acids.  Think or hard water deposits on your dishes…

Anything water-based that comes from the sky can be classified as acid rain. This includes dew, rain, and snow. Most, or all, of these weather elements settle on cars, and can cause major problems when it comes to a vehicle’s exterior. The acidity in the water can cause the paint and even the metal to weaken over time.

How can rain impact my car?

According to the EPA, damage is caused when the acid material is left behind on a car’s surface after water evaporates. The acidic compound combined with other elements (such as sunlight) can be strong enough to eat away the paint.

Vehicles with a clear coat are more vulnerable to the damage acid rain causes. The finish, used since the early 1990’s, is mirror-like and can highlight defects. According to research conducted by the EPA, there will be “irregularly shaped, permanently etched areas” on a car’s surface if it has been impacted by acid rain. The organization suggests that the best way to prevent this damage from happening is to make sure vehicles are washed frequently to remove deposits before they damage the vehicle.

How can I prevent damage to my car?

Getting a regular car wash can help reduce the amount of acidic material left on the vehicle. If the car is already clean, there will be nothing left behind to further damage the body of the vehicle when water evaporates. A professional car wash not only keeps a car clean and protected, but also helps to prevent damage acid rain can create.  High grade waxes and paint sealants like those used by us at Detail Green USA can help protect your vehicle.  Instead of the contamination having its effect directly on the surface of your car, Detail Green’s comprehensive Car Detailing packages offer premium protection to all of your vehicles surfaces creating a barrier from the harmful effects from acid rain, industrial fall out, bird droppings, etc…

Give us a call today and take advantage of our Fall Special 20% off our complete detail service.  We are happy to be one of the top Mobile Car Detailing services in San diego!

Car Wax protection
Car Wax can help protect your vehicle from harsh rain

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