Tips for Disinfecting Your Vehicle

Reducing your risk of COVID-19 exposure is more important than ever. Case rates have been on the rise over the last few months, which means we all must be more diligent about maintaining the proper safety practices.

Along with social distancing, handwashing, and wearing a mask in public, health authorities also recommend cleaning your home and vehicle on a regular basis. The following steps explain how to effectively sanitize your vehicle to protect yourself and your family. Before getting started, make sure you have a pair of disposable gloves handy to avoid contamination. You should also roll down your windows when cleaning for proper ventilation in your vehicle.

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Which Paint Color Gets Dirtiest the Fastest?

While choosing the color of your vehicle seems less important when compared to things like safety features and performance, it actually has a bigger impact than you might think. People are attracted to certain paint colors because of the feelings they evoke. A red sports car appears fast and slick, while a black car is refined and classy.

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How to Prevent Paint Discoloration and Fading

Thanks to New Mexico’s intense sunshine, everywhere you look, you’re bound to see cars with flaking, fading spots (usually on the roof and hood). While you may think, “Thank goodness that’s not my car,” your car isn’t immune to discoloration and fading. However, there are measures you can take to prevent paint discoloration and fading, so your car continues to look new(er).

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Why Is My Car Paint Peeling…And What Can I Do to Protect My Paint?

You love your car, and you take pains to make sure it looks good inside and out. But what’s that you see—peeling paint? The horror!

But why is your paint peeling? And, is there anything you can do about it?

Sit back and let the pros at Quanz Auto Body  demystify peeling paint.

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4 Ways You Can Preserve Your Vehicle’s Paint

Your car is an investment, and you want to keep your car’s paint looking good-as-new for as long as possible. But life’s every-day doesn’t make that task simple. As car repair specialists, Quanz Auto Care is here to help you with a few pointers to help you keep your car’s paint shiny and new!

  • Be gentle

Your car’s paint job is made to stand up to a lot of abuse. But over time, small rocks, rubs, scrapes and even sunlight can cause your car’s paint to look less than its best.

There’s no way to avoid all paint-damaging hazards, but one of the most important things you can do is to avoid rough roads, gravel roads and construction zones as much as possible. (Although, who isn’t already trying to stay away from construction zones, right?) Keeping on smooth, clear roads will dramatically decrease the amount of debris you encounter, which reduces the overall amount of damage your paint sustains.

  • Keep it covered

Much like photos and fabric, your car’s paint will fade and crack from exposure to UV rays. Keeping your vehicle covered is the best protection.

Ideally, keeping your car covered means parking it in a garage or carport. Under shade is good, but be aware that trees introduce other paint hazards—like sap, perching birds and falling branches.

  • Wash carefully and regularly

To keep your car’s paint looking fresh and new, wash gently. Use detergent formulated for cars and soft, clean sponges to wash and a clean chamois and microfiber towels to dry.

Make sure you wash your car either in the shade or on a cloudy day. Mineral deposits from water drops left to dry can also cause damage to paint. And wash often (but not too often—we recommend once every three months) because dirt left too long on a car invites further damage.

  • Choose the right repair shop

Repairing a vehicle’s paint is as much an art as a science. If you take your car in for repair because it doesn’t look good, you don’t want it leaving with the same problem.

Choosing the right repair shop can mean the difference between a lousy paint job, good-looking paint job that only lasts for a few weeks and a durable, great-looking paint job. To get the latter, bring it to Quanz. Whether your paint just needs some touch-ups or requires serious repair, our certified technicians will take your vehicle through a quality-controlled, eco-friendly process to make it look as good-as-new! Contact us today!

Why the Quality of Paint Your Auto Body Shop Uses Matters

An auto body shop may insist on OEM parts and perform quality work to restore your vehicle. But if the paint quality they use to finish the job isn’t up to par, then it may seem all for naught. Poor quality paint may be immediately noticeable, but worse yet, it may deteriorate quickly. You need top-quality paint to ensure long-lasting protection and aesthetic appeal. Continue reading Why the Quality of Paint Your Auto Body Shop Uses Matters