Why You Should Always Protect the Paint on Your Car – And How to Do It Right


It’s surprisingly easy for the paint on your car to get damaged. Dings and scrapes can results from poor road conditions, environmental factors, cleaning mistakes and careless parking. Fortunately, it’s also easy to protect your paint from these common threats.

Why Choose Paint Protection?

Protecting your paint may seem like a lot of extra work and unnecessary expenses just to avoid a few cosmetic defects. So why bother?

  • Your car is valuable. If you plan to trade in or sell your car, you want it to be in as close to pristine condition as possible. What may seem like a small imperfection to you might stand out like a sore thumb to a potential buyer, and some apparently minor paint problems can get worse over time and require pricey repairs.

  • Unprotected paint is vulnerable. The clear coat topping off your paint doesn’t provide much protection. Over time, paint oxidizes and deteriorates, and even routine cleaning can leave behind unwanted marks.

  • The environment is harsh. Road salt is usually considered the arch nemesis of paint in cold, snowy climates, but harsh weather conditions, direct sunlight, tree