Take Steps to Protect Your Car’s Paint Job


To keep your car looking like it did when you drove home from the dealership and help maintain resale value, Turbo Tint can protect your car’s paint job.


In the fourth quarter of 2020, there were more than 280 million vehicles crowding U.S. roadways, according to Statista, an online provider of market and consumer data. The average American spends at least one hour driving in their car each day, and each week the average person drives up to 220 miles, according to the American Automobile Association.


With so many cars on the road, it’s not surprising drivers will encounter pebbles and debris that can damage their cars. Next to purchasing a home, many peoples’ cars are their biggest investment. Luckily, there are solutions to help protect your car from daily wear and tear to keep you safe on the road.


Benefits of Paint Protection

Paint protection film, or PPF, can help protect your new investment as you clock the miles. Paint protection shields against normal wear and tear that occurs to your vehicle’s exterior on your daily commute. PPF is typically made of ultra-thin polyurethane, or polymer, and can help protect your vehicle from a variety of concerns, including:


  • Road debris marks
  • Rock chips
  • Surface scratches
  • Fading from UV exposure
  • Chemical stains, like exposure to road salt
  • Door dings


PPF provides a clear barrier of protection for any painted area of your vehicle. The most common area to apply paint protection is the front of a vehicle, including the bumper, fender, and side mirrors. This area of the car typically incurs the most damage from flying debris, such as rocks and other road hazards.

Turbo Tint offers a wide array of paint protection packages designed to cater to a variety of budgets. Whether you need a small barrier or a full fortress of protection, Turbo Tint has a package that will meet your needs and budget. Turbo Tint computer-renders and precision-cuts every pattern to fit your ride. Customers also have the option of adding a la carte options to keep your paint looking brand new longer. As an added bonus, Turbo Tint’s paint protection film comes with a 10-year warranty.


The window tint provider sets itself apart from the competition by offering an online purchasing and ordering system to help customers avoid lines and reduce wait times. Customers can purchase the tint package of their choice and schedule their service appointment from the comfort of their living room with a few clicks. Turbo Tint’s waiting rooms are equipped with all the amenities of home, including comfortable leather chairs, beverages, and a cozy fireplace. If you need to get work done while you wait, each Turbo Tint location offers free Wi-Fi for customers.


Removing Car Paint Stains

PPF can help protect your car from unwanted dings, stains, and scratches. Over time, your car will be exposed to elements that can cause damage, especially on the areas that were not covered by PPF. If you notice a stain on your car that doesn’t come off after taking a spin through the drive-thru car wash, take these steps to protect your car’s paint job and keep it looking fresh.


  1. Wash and Dry the Vehicle. Use the garden hose, car shampoo, and a sponge to ensure the car is spic and span. Dry the car thoroughly with a microfiber cloth or chamois.


  1. Spray on Cleaning Solution. Get an empty spray bottle and fill it with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water. Vinegar is an inexpensive cleaning solution and will help eliminate odors. Spray the solution on the stain and let it sit for 30 seconds before wiping it off with a microfiber cloth.


  1. Try a Clay Bar Treatment. Moldable clay bars are available at your local auto parts dealer. Flatten the clay bar and lubricate it with car shampoo. Run the bar along the exterior of your vehicle to remove stains. Be careful not to use the clay bar on areas of your car that are already protected by paint protection film or ceramic coating as it may cause damage.


Visit www.turbotint.com to learn how you can keep your car looking brand new today.