4 Things Not To Do After a Collision Repair
Don’t Run Your Vehicle through a Car Wash
This “don’t” is one that is extremely common. A client named Lisa who recently had collision repairs serves as a great example. After her repairs were finished, Lisa was so happy to have her vehicle back and in like-new condition. The weather was nice so she decided to take a trip with her sisters to the beach. Right before heading out of town, Lisa decided to swing through a drive-through car wash so her ride would be clean. But instead of leaving her Prius sparkling, the stiff-brushes used during the wash left deep scratches on her new paint. Instead of spending time at the beach with her family, Lisa spent her afternoon making arrangements to have her car repainted.
Don’t Apply Wax or Polish to Your Vehicle
Similar to tip number one, owners should avoid waxing or polishing their vehicle after repairs involving paint. Though wax and polish are supposed to leave your vehicle gleaming, they can discolor new paint. In general, the rule is three months but even after this time, you should be cautious. Not sure if its okay to wax? Ask your collision expert to be sure!
If you have damage related to an after-collision faux pas, request an estimate from Orlando Auto Body. we will get you back on the road as quickly as possible and go over any post-collision repair “don’ts” with you before you hit the road again.