Dirt, salt, road tar, bugs, tree sap and grime can all find their way onto your vehicle's surface, causing damage. Whether the buildup is from normal driving conditions or from playing in your favorite mud hole, using the best chemicals to clean your car's exterior is vital to maintaining your car's value and keeping it looking new. How are these things damaging to your car's exterior, you ask?
The most commonly known car-exterior killer is salt. Almost all vehicles on the road will be exposed to salt at one point or another. On the coastlines, it is in the air and constantly blankets your vehicle on a daily basis. Farther inland, you'll most likely encounter salt in winter when it is scattered on the road's surface to help melt ice. Salt is highly corrosive on a car's surface, causing rust and eventually eating holes in the metal. This is why it is imperative to wash your car regularly. With so many products to choose from, how do you know what's best? AFe makes it simple with the Optimum Car Kit. The kit is packed with everything you need to properly wash and protect your vehicle's surface with ease.
Mud and dirt may seem harmless enough, but they are major contributors to dulling the finish on your car and leaving your paint, chrome and aluminum looking flat or pitted. Mud and dirt particles are abrasive, rubbing against the surface of your vehicle. Over time, they slowly grind away your shiny new finish and damage the brilliant sheen on metal; imagine a superfine grade of sandpaper constantly raking over your vehicle. Regular waxing will help keep your paint from deteriorating and prevent pitting on your expensive chrome and aluminum wheels and trim. Mothers offers a wide range of quality waxes to help protect your investment.
Encountering bugs while driving is inevitable. For some reason, it seems they are attracted to moving cars. If only they could learn that it is a likely death sentence for them, and it can be for your car's paint as well. Acids in a bug's body spread on paint, with the unavoidable splats that occur, and work to disintegrate the paint's structure, leaving pits in your bumper and grill-work and eating away the top coating on your vehicle. Tree sap is another culprit containing acid that will destroy your finish, so think twice before parking under that shady tree to keep your interior cool. Regular washing and waxing with aFe's Optimum Car Kit works preventively to protect your vehicle from bug and tree sap acids.
Freshly laid asphalt is a dream to drive on but a nightmare when you get home to see black specks and gooey gobs along the bottom panels of your car. If left untouched, road tar can take chips of paint with it when finally removed, so be sure to wash your car immediately upon noticing it. If you have passed through any construction sites in your travels, check for road tar when you reach your destination and address the issue as soon as possible. Preventative car care with a top-of-the-line wax from Mothers makes it difficult for road tar to embed itself into your paint and makes it easier to remove.
Prevention is the key to keeping your car looking new and will increase the value of your vehicle when it comes time to trade it in. Cheaper car care products can contain strong solvents and abrasive ingredients that damage your car. AFe and Mother's formulate their products to be safe for your washing and waxing needs; that's why they are the leaders in exterior car care. Using the best chemicals to clean your car's exterior ensures you are keeping your investment protected and your car looking new. So if you want to maintain your vehicle's integrity, invest in the best.