How to Know When Your Car Needs a New Paint Job

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 by Accurate Auto Body Shop No Comments

You Know You Need New Car Paint When…

Owning a car comes with a lot of responsibility. Some of it is anticipated when you drive off the lot – regular maintenance, oil changes, constant filling of the gas tank at too-high prices, the usual stuff. But then there are the things that sneak up on you, the things you didn’t even think to consider until suddenly they’re right there in front of you.

One of the easiest things to push to the back of your mind is the idea of new car paint. As you Denver car refinishing team, we know it seems like a big job that it’s understandable you would leave it at the bottom of your priority list when it comes to taking care of your car. If you’re wondering whether or not it might be time to move that “to-do” a little higher on the list, here are three common signs that your vehicle needs some paint lovin’.

1. Fading Paint

Over time, you may start to notice that the bright shiny candy apple red you fell in love with has faded to a dingier shade. It’s not unusual for the paint on your vehicle to lose its luster after some time. The most common causes for a fading paint job are damage from sunlight and not washing/waxing your vehicle on a consistent basis. If you notice your vehicle isn’t looking as sharp as it once was, call up your local auto body shop and talk to them about new car paint. Often a new coat of paint can restore your baby to its newly purchased glory.

2. Peeling Paint

You know how after you spend a weekend outside in the hot summer sun and wind up with a sunburn? And a few days later the peeling begins? The same thing can happen to your car. In some cases, after some time, the clear coat may begin to separate from the rest of the vehicle’s paint job. That unsightly peeling is a sure sign you need to reconsider the paint job.

3. Major Scratches

We all know that after you drive your vehicle for awhile, it starts to look a little less shiny and new than it did when you first bought it. That’s to be expected of course, and if you see an occasional small scratch or two, there’s no reason to call up your local shop and get a fresh coat of paint on the whole thing. In fact, a lot of newer cars come with a small paint stick in the glove box to help cover up those little scratches as they come about. But, if you recently had a minor accident or have found yourself with a handful of larger scratches, it might be time to give it a fresh coat.

How to Use This Information

If you’ve noticed any of these things happening, or want to learn more about the benefits you can reap from a new car paint job on your vehicle, give Accurate Auto Body a call at 303-344-2212 or visit us online.

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