Vehicle Maintenance Tips from Experts
For vehicle maintenance tips in the Durham Region. Turn to the experienced team at Alliance Collision. Keeping your vehicle operating properly and looking its best are out top priorities. Once you have received a new finish at our facility, we will provide you with the information you need to make sure your vehicle stays road-ready all year around.
Vehicle Maintenance Tips
Hand wash your vehicle with a non-detergent liquid soap and wipe it down with a clean cloth. In winter, wash with warm water to avoid freezing. Avoid mechanical car washes when possible as they can actually damage your vehicle’s finish.
Regular Maintenance and Cleaning
If gasoline, antifreeze or windshield washer liquid spills and makes contact with your finish, clean and remove it immediately. For cleaning natural materials, such as mud, tree sap and bird droppings, quickly remove them with mild soap and water. During the winter, snow and ice must be removed with a brush instead of a scraper, as that can scratch your finish.
If you notice scratches or paint chips caused by stones or other road hazards, you must immediately make the necessary paint touch-up. This will prevent any further damage and avoid rust formation in the affected areas.
Waxing and Polishing
You must wait at least 30 days before waxing and polishing after a panel has been refinished. For the best result, carefully hand-polish your finish using a mild and non-abrasive cleaning wax.
Tips for Maintaining Your Finish
For the first 30 days after painting:
For the first 120 days after painting:
For long term paint protection:
For questions concerning your vehicle's finish maintenance, consult Alliance Collision, your NAPA certified bodyshop. We will be pleased to advise you and recommend just the right high-quality BODYPRO maintenance product for you. Contact the team at Alliance Collision to learn more.