Maintaining Your Vehicles Appearance and Value

You’ve purchased a new vehicle, and now the goal is to maintain its appearance and condition. Taking care of your car’s appearance and condition adds value and enjoyment for years to come. There are many things you can do to help maintain your vehicles appearance, condition and value. Parking your vehicle in a garage, frequent washing and waxing, ceramic coatings and films, removing light scuffs and rubs on your factory finish, repairing unsightly dents and dings, maintaining your factory finish, changing oil and filters regularly and proper tire maintenance helps your vehicles appearance, mechanical condition, and value.

Maintaining your Factory Finish

Factory Finish Paint

It a commonly known, that if you can maintain you factory paint job and finish, it helps it’s value. Factory finish paint jobs are better because of the engineering that goes into the finish. Manufactures spend billions on special equipment, heaters, dryers, spray gun robotics and painting equipment. It’s also a known thing that body shops have challenges perfectly matching paint colors and quality control. That’s why when you wreck your vehicle, in a majority of cases they have to paint the whole side of the vehicle. That’s so all the side panels match in color. So, maintain your factory is an important thing. Read on…

Indoor Parking

Indoor Parking Many Benefits

It’s great if you have indoor parking to store your vehicle. There are several benefits to indoor parking. Storing inside helps on theft and owners personal security. Another benefit to garage parking is keeping the vehicle out of the weather. Some parts of the USA have harsher weather conditions, with temperatures getting down below zero. Keeping the vehicle’s engine inside does help keeping the engine warmer, especially heated garages, which means warmer oil and less restriction during cold starts. Some areas of the USA have higher percentages of acid rain. Another thing to consider about inside parking, it minimizes  damage; such as cats jumping on autos and bird droppings. According to Ray and Tom at Car Talk, keeping your vehicle parked in a garage helps maintain your vehicle’s condition.

Washing and Waxing

Car Wash and Wax

Properly washing and waxing your vehicle has proven to help lengthen your vehicles finish and sheen for years to come. Here’s an article from Maguire’s Frequent washing especially help in areas where salt is used for icy roads. There are special appliances you can buy to wash the undercarriage of your vehicle.

Ceramic Coatings

Ceramic Coatings

Industry-grade ceramic coating is a chemical polymer solution that is applied to the exterior of a vehicle to protect it from external paint damage. Typically applied by hand, it blends with the paint of your car and creates an additional hydrophobic layer of protection. Due to this chemical bonding and creation of a new layer, the car’s factory paint job remains untouched.While many car enthusiasts and even detailers believe it to be an alternative to clear bra (paint protection film), ceramic coating, in reality, is an alternative to waxing. The main idea is to prevent dirt, grime, and stain marks from appearing on the paint job and ruining the clear coat.

Ceramic coating, also sometimes called nano-ceramic coating, is a permanent or semi-permanent solution to your worries depending upon the coating and type of polymer used. Due to its chemically intrinsic properties, it does not break down in normal atmospheric conditions like rain or summer. Modesta, Nanolex, CQuartz, Ceramic Pro and IGL Kenzo are some of most popular brands of ceramic coating today. They are widely used in and around the Houston area and elsewhere in Texas. But before you decide if you really want to try it out, let’s dig deeper.

People keep raving about it. So what more can it do for your car? Here is an  educational article discussing ceramic coatings.

Clear Bras (Paint Protective Films)

Paint Protective Films (PPF)

Protective film for vehicles goes by multiple names, such as invisible shield, car scratch protective film, clear mask, Clear Bra, and much more. Regardless of the name it goes by, however, the ultimate purpose of the film is to protect your vehicle from damage and keep it looking good for years.Clear Bra is the most comprehensive defense you have to protect your vehicle’s exterior from environmental damage. Due to its high-impact resistance, a Clear Bra can protect your paint from scratching and chipping caused by road debris. It’s also resistant to corrosive contaminants, creating a line of defense against the chemical damage from mineral deposits, bird droppings, and bug splatter.Learn more about Clear Bra and find out how it can protect your car from damage and preserve its beauty for years to come. Here’s an educational website

Removing Scuffs, Rubs, and Scratches

From time to time you will get minor scuffs and rubs on your cars finish. Hopefully, your scuff or rub is very minor and you can polish it out with mild waxes or compounds. Sometimes the scuff or rub is more imbedded in the top layers of your vehicle finish and you may need a pro to get that scuff, rub, or very minor top surface scratch out. Sometimes a scuff or rub is burnt into the top finish because of how the surface was impacted.. It’s good to know that Dent Ding Hail Pro specializes in this type of vehicle appearance care. Dent Ding Hail Pro uses professional buffers, compounds and polishes. We also have other special processes that help remove scuffs, rubs, and minor scratches in automobiles finish. Check our special you tube section on scuff, rub and scratch removal at

We also have other blogs on this topic. Check them out here…1.


Remove Those Unsightly Automobile Dents and Dings

Dent on Right Fender

Sometimes the impact was forceful enough to cause a dent, along with scuffs and rubs. Getting those dent and dings out of your vehicle without painting helps  maintain your vehicles value. Dent Ding Hail Pro’s specialty is paintless dent repair, which is also called paintless dent removal. We do our repairs without painting, paint matching or grinding, therefore, our repairs don’t cost as much as conventional body repair. Our repairs maintain your vehicle’s original factory paint and takes less time to repair than conventional body repair. We remove dents and dings from automobiles and motorcycles using special tools, methods, and techniques. Dent Ding Hail Pro has over 20 years of experience in our industry and have repaired thousands of dented and hail damaged automobiles. Check out our large dent repairs on our video page

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Vehicles Are Devalued After a Wreck

Did you know that when your vehicle is wrecked it automatically devalues it. The factory finish paint is damaged, and sometimes OEM parts aren’t placed back on the vehicle. It’s impossible to match the orange peel, texture, sheen and color of the factory finish. Many body shops do a poor job at getting anywhere close to the factory color, sheen and textures. That’s why body shops have to do what’s called a blend. Many times only one panel on your vehicle is damaged, but they have to paint the whole side of the vehicle. That’s so they can get the sheen, texture and color matching down the side of the vehicle. Many times when your vehicle is wrecked, an insurance claim is filed, and your vehicle is repaired at a body shop. This occurrence generates a car fax, and it immediately devalues you vehicle.