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Buying a Used Vehicle

Welcome to my website. My name is Frances Reed. If you’re considering buying a used car, you are in the right place. I recently had my first experience with purchasing a used car and want to share some tips I learned along the way. When I began my search, the important things were color, comfort, and low mileage. I ended up with a green vehicle (which isn't on my favorite color list,) it has over 150,000 miles driven, but it is comfortable. I was very fortunate and had a friend who’s a mechanic come with me to test drive vehicles. Tip number one: be sure you have a mechanic check out vehicles before you buy. I hope I can offer you some valuable information here.



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Ways To Prevent Damage To Your Car's Paint

by Connor Ferguson

Typically, the most cash you are likely to invest is in your home, but your car comes in as a close second, which is why keeping it looking great for longer is of great importance. Unfortunately, the elements, collision damage, road debris, stones and bug acid all work towards damaging or fading your car paint.

If you are to have a beautiful, shiny car, there are steps you can take to protect your car paint. Here is a look at economical and practical methods you can employ to keep your car's paint just as it was when the car rolled up into the showroom.

Use auto body paint protection film

This is a clear layer of thermoplastic urethane that protects your car's body paint without altering its original design or color. A paint protection film (PPF) can protect your car against scratches caused by stones, road debris, winter salt, bird droppings and even minor collisions, and can be applied to high wear areas such as your front bumper, hood and fender or over the entire body of the car for maximum protection.

PPF will not only offer protection against scratching caused by abrasive debris, but it can also withstand extreme heat or freezing temperatures and also offer protection against corrosion and rust caused by tree sap, acidic oils or gasoline. The protective layer works by rearranging itself, ensuring that even the tiniest scratch on the car's body is hidden. This not only protects your car's paint but it also keeps your car looking new and shiny which could play a part in increasing its resale value.

Wax your car

Wax adds an extra layer to your car's finish, offering extra protection against scratching and the elements while also slowing down fading of the paint. In addition, a wax layer will add to your car's shine without damaging the surface paint via abrasion as is the case with most car polishes.

Carnauba wax is the most popular as it offers the most shine but has to be applied at least bi-monthly. Synthetic car waxes are also available in the market and can help you maintain the color of your car by reducing fading caused by rain, snow, UV light and other environmental threats.

Although time will eventually take a toll on your car's paint, you can reduce the damage by using the above methods. Serious collision or scratch damage that scraps off large sections of paint can be fixed with a new paint job from your local auto body repair shop.