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Summer Rain and Your Car

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Summer and early fall have one thing in common: rain. Maybe not quite so much in the Beehive state, but you go where your car takes you, and that can be all over the country in the Summer and Fall. Have you wondered how rain affects your cars’s body? Here’s what you should know, and what you should do.

Rain Water

Rain water isn’t inherently hard on your vehicle, though elements left on the car after water has evaporated can be worrisome. Dirt, dust, and other small particles can be left on the vehicle and give your car less shine over time. You shouldn’t generally worry about water eating away at your paint, however.

Acid Rain

Acid rain is defined as “rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes.” Can it harm your vehicle, internal parts, and fluids? Rain that contains more elements and pollutants than normal water can cause paint damage if left untreated.

Maintain and Protect your Car

You best protection is to maintain your car with vigilance. A car wash following a few days of heavy rain is always a good idea. More is better. In addition, a good wax job and protective paint application will greatly reduce the possibility damage.

Unique Auto body works hard to get your vehicle back to it’s pre-accident condition, or better. With three locations in Utah, we’re aren’t far away and are happy to answer any questions you may have. We even work with all insurance agencies so you can work with who you’re comfortable with. No convinced? See our before and after photos.

Categories: car maintenance