No matter what anyone tells you, you know the truth – cars do have a soul! After all, you’ve seen it with yours time and time again. And it’s only fair to try and provide the best protection to your faithful companion.

Luckily, there are ways to protect your car and increase its life expectancy. Regular car maintenance is especially important, and it truly pays off – regardless of whether you’re keeping or selling the car. Always be aware of car depreciation – the difference between a car’s value when you buy it and when you come to sell it. The car’s depreciation rate is certainly affected by different weather conditions.
This article will focus on specific actions you can take to protect your car from damage caused by weather conditions, and hopefully provide some useful info.
Most Common Car Damage Caused By Weather Conditions
Different weather conditions, UV rays, exhaust contaminants, residue from winter roads, tree sap and bird droppings are the most common external factors that affect your car on a daily basis. They can cause scratches, dents, paint dullness or oxidation. During extreme weather conditions your car cannot come into the house with you and depends solely on the mercy of the Weather God(s).
Impact Of Low Temperatures On Your Car And How To Protect It

Winter is coming! Luckily we don’t have this type of extreme Weather in Adelaide! And your car can be affected by cold much faster than you, even if it is parked in the garage. Low temperatures affect vehicles negatively in many ways:

• Rubber components like wipers, vital belts and hoses around the engine deteriorate
• Fluids thicken (like oil, antifreeze, power steering, washer solvent, brake and transmission fluids)
Heaters delay engine warm-up, so the engine struggles
• Windshields are more vulnerable to damage
• Vehicle’s battery can give up
• Tyre pressure fluctuates
• Spark plug reliability weakens
• Heavy rain or hail may cause serious dents on your car’s external surface
• Metal parts (brakes, wheel wells) corrode more easily on the wet roads. Increased humidity, windy and rainy sites also contribute to the development of rust.
Simple steps you can take to prepare for winter conditions properly:
• Keep your vehicle preferably in a garage. If not, check your vehicle’s battery before the cold arrives. A typical battery is most comfortable between 15 and 35 C, anything below that may give you trouble.
• Check your vehicle’s tyre pressure – most tires lose 1 pound per square inch for every 3 C of temperature drop.
• Clean the windshield before turning on wipers, and replace blades bi-annually.
• Check your vehicle’s filters to prevent potential clogging.
Impact Of High Temperatures On Your Car And How To Protect It

Likewise, heat can also wreak havoc on your vehicle. Summer is the most-travelled season, but our cars are certainly not very enthusiastic about it! High temperatures take their toll on the car by weakening its following parts:

• Tyres – especially if not properly inflated
• Battery –its suspended plates become loose and rub against each other
• Coolant may leak, engine temperature rises
• A/C system – may weaken greatly and completely stop working
• The paint fades
The sun and heat can seriously damage your car. Here are a few simple tips on protecting your car from the heat:
• Park in the shade
• Install seat covers and have Interior Coatings installed to protect leather seats
• Keep your Car Clean & dry
• Ensure you have a professional installation of Ceramic Coating on your new car
• Check tyre pressure
• Check battery, cooling system and the rest of the fluids

YOUR NEW CAR NEEDS PAINT PROTECTION
Besides regular check up of engine, tyres, and mechanical; Paint Protection is a very important aspect of looking after your car. There are different types of car paint protection. Car waxing provides a protective layer to the paint, while paint sealants mimic the properties of car waxes. Sealants are longer lasting, but do not provide in-depth shine like wax does. A Professional Grade Ceramic Coating differs from both waxes and sealants. This is a unique hard wearing, ceramic clear coat which offers remarkable resistance to scratching and protects the surface from environmental factors. Your car will get a complete wash, polishing and will be coated with a special multi-layer system. After application your car will look like better than fresh from the factory.


BMWs are beautiful cars – with an understated combination of performance and elegance. That feeling you get from driving down the street and watching the heads turn in admiration – it’s irreplaceable. And you want to keep it alive for years to come!

Fact is, your BMW is exposed to all sorts of wear and tear, no matter how hard you try to baby it. This is why you need to maintain your BMW’s showroom shine!

Invest in Ceramic Paint Protection
Waxing your car will give it some protection, however it does not compete with ceramic coating’s superior benefits. BMW offers a ‘Hard Wax’ as a form of Paint Protection, however this will require repeated applications every few weeks (despite what the dealer may tell you)!
Ceramic paint protection, unlike a traditional wax or sealant, does not wash away or break down. After one application of a Pro grade Ceramic Coating, your vehicle experiences all of these benefits for up to 10 years guaranteed.
Plus, ceramic coating improves the paint’s appearance by enhancing its reflective properties. This increases the depth and clarity of the paint. If you want to protect your car’s paint and make your ride look brand-new again, you can’t go wrong with ceramic coating!

Car Fabric and Leather Protection
One of the reasons you love your BMW is the feeling of luxury and quality you get when inside. We have a range of specialised protective coatings for all the interior leather, vinyl and fabric materials in your new car.
Our protective system is again based on sophisticated co-polymer treatments which will help prevent premature wear and ageing of your leather and fabrics without affecting their natural feel, look and smell.
Fabric protection is a specially formulated invisible treatment to leathers, fabric, carpet and velour surfaces, which provides a flexible barrier, preventing stains from food, drink and soiling from everyday use.

Clean the Glass Thoroughly
The glass cannot stay dirty while the rest of the car shines in the light. There is no need to be elaborate for cleaning glass. You simply need to apply glass cleaner either directly on the glass or on the cloth you will use for cleaning. Just rub the glass until it shines clean.

If you want to have clear vision during the wetter months of the year, ask us about our Super Hydrophobic Windscreen coatings. A small investment for clear vision during rain storms.

Shine the Tyres
Tyres are just as simple as the rest. You need to simply apply tyre shine onto the rubber and wipe it clean with a cloth. Not only does this make the tyres shine and look glossy, but it also adds a layer of protection that will protect the tyres from accumulating dirt and scratches.
The second part involves cleaning the rims. They require a cleaning spray depending on the material.

You can also utilise protection coatings to not only make the rims shine but also make them more resistant towards the dirt and gravel that they are bound to encounter.

3 Ways to Protect Your Car This Holiday & Summer Season

The holiday and summer season has arrived! And with that comes the busy trips to summer getaways in and around the state. But with all the celebrations and vacations, don’t forget about your car!

Summer can be tough on cars. Just as high levels of ultraviolet rays can weather human skin, they can also weather a car’s paint and interior. Preparation through summer car care is key to handling the harsh summer heat.

Following these simple tips will help your vehicle to look its best not only this summer, but for years to come.

  1. If you have to park outside, choose a shaded spot.

The simplest and cheapest thing you can do to protect your car is to try to park it in the shade as much as possible, away from the elements. Whenever possible, park your car in covered parking spaces, garages or under awnings.

Beware of trees that may also offer shade, but can cover your car with tree sap. If not cleaned off quickly, the sap can permanently etch your paint and glass.

The summer heat and UV rays will have an impact on your cars exterior, causing the paint to wear faster, especially if it is not protected by a ceramic coating. Over time and if neglected, exterior paint can peel, fade, or crack.

  1. Don’t forget about your car’s interior.

The heat and sun could also affect the temperature inside your vehicle, particularly during summer season where the sun beats the most. Once your car was sitting outside for a considerable amount of time, you could feel that the temperature inside gets unbearably hot, damaging your car’s interior.

How about having your Windows tinted with a premium window film? Adelaide Paint Protection offer Window Tint using only premium Suntek Window Film. It definitely reduces the temperature inside your car and we can install tint as part of a Paint Protection Package. As well as Window tint our packages includes coatings for the interior that provide a high level of UV protection, guaranteeing a double layer of protection for your new cars interior. Treatments for Fabric, Leather & any other combination you can think of!

  1. Invest in ceramic paint protection.

The most vulnerable part of your car in the summer is your exterior paint, which is constantly being hit by strong sun rays. Not only will this damage your paint and cause chipping over time, but it will also heat up and damage the interior.

While regularly waxing your car will give it some protection, it does not compete with ceramic coating’s superior benefits. Ceramic paint protection, unlike a traditional wax or sealant, does not wash away or break down and does not require repeated application every few months. After one application, your vehicle experiences all of these benefits guaranteed for 10 years.

Plus, ceramic coating improves the paint’s appearance by enhancing its reflective properties. This increases the depth and clarity of the paint. If you want to protect your car’s paint and make your ride look brand-new again, you can’t go wrong with ceramic coating!

You may be asking yourself right now “how do I get a ceramic coating?”

Actually, it is super easy! We at Adelaide Paint Protection take pride in providing professional and dependable ceramic coating services. We treat our clients’ cars as if they are our own, ensuring excellent and thoughtful results.

Ceramic Paint Protection is a great investment for your car so make sure that you only trust professionals who have years of experience and have the skills to back their promises. At APP, we don’t just say things to convince car owners to get our services but we let the results speak for us.

If you are interested in our Ceramic Paint Protection, click here to book!

All You Need To Know About Car Paint Protection

Your attitude and pride for your car boost radically especially when your ride is your passion. Keeping it spic and span is tough when many factors like environmental fallouts, chemicals, sunlight, water, dirt, and grime are bound to dim the sheen. However, car paint protection is easy and manageable when you count on a nano-ceramic coating. Products like GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Ultra are a perfect example of a Pro Grade coating for your car. In fact, it is a favorite product of serious car lovers all over the world.

What Is Nano-Ceramic Coating?

The nano-ceramic coating is suitable for protecting painted car surfaces. It is a very thin coating of 700 to 1000nm and is soft 7H base layer from inside and the hardest in the industry 10H from outside. Once applied it requires an infra-red curing period to deliver unrivalled shine for years. The nano-particles of the car paint protection liquid prevent sheen abuse due to natural, external, or chemical factors.

Nano Ceramic Coating Benefits – More Than You Expect
A nano-ceramic coating like GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Ultra is suitable for applying on surfaces like car body paint, plastic trims, or bumpers for that matter. Applying the coating is left to professionals as intricate knowledge of the process is required. Some prominent advantages of applying the coating for car paint protection are:

Superior Application – One application of coating serves up to nine years offering the ultimate shine and fullest returns on the money spent. The surface of the car always looks clean and glossy just as it was when you bought the car.
Resistant to Environmental Fallouts – Environmental fallouts as well as bird poop is known to cause damage to car paint. Nevertheless, not anymore, coating like GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Ultra helps to protect the paint from these damages.

Resistant to Chemicals – Nano ceramic coating is highly resistant to chemicals including the humid and salty climate at seashores. One application of this car paint protection coating has a lot to offer and peace of mind for the coming nine years too! – Guaranteed!!

Resistant to UV Rays – Car protection coating like GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Ultra is fully UV resistant and works the same way a sun control cream with good SPF content works for you. Well, you need to apply it daily on your face but only one application of GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Ultra coating lasts for years.

Hydrophobic – Water, dirt, and grime are known enemies of the paint surface. However, the nano-ceramic coating is highly hydrophobic and does not permit adherence of dirt and grime on the surface. Also, it requires less effort to clean and your car looks as stunning as the day you picked it up from the dealer.

Products like GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Ultra are designed with due consideration of end-user needs and they perform up to the mark every time. Car paint protection is not a tough task anymore especially when nano-ceramic coating like GTECHNIQ Crystal Serum Ultra is available from Adelaide Paint Protection. Make sure you enjoy the most from benefits like stunning Gloss, scratch resistance, stain-free application, saltwater durability, easy cleaning, maximum durability, Hydrophobic abilities.

 

 

So you’ve decided to get a ceramic coating for your brand new car. It’s a smart step towards providing the most modern and effective method of paint protection for your vehicle that the market has to offer. But what should your next step be?

If you were thinking of letting the dealership give your car a courtesy detail service before you pick it up, then think again. The best option is to make arrangements to have your new car delivered to your ceramic coating installer directly after purchase. Here’s why:

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Dealerships Can Damage the Paint

Don’t expect the dealership to treat your new vehicle with kid gloves. Lack of precaution on the dealer’s side can leave your new car’s paint with scratches.

The Dealership Might Wash the Car 

That “detail service” that dealerships provide may be nothing more than a quick wash and wax using methods and equipment that can potentially ruin your paint. Ever see the swirling patterns that are left on a car’s surface after it has been washed using only the circular motion of cleaning? You don’t want that! Many dealerships lack the technical know-how to properly wash a vehicle, and may very well leave marks on your car that would then have to be corrected by the detailer prior to applying a ceramic coating.

Avoid the Unnecessary Waxing

You don’t need a wax job on your car if you’re getting a ceramic coating. The dealership’s impulse will be to apply a courtesy layer of wax on your vehicle. This is another opportunity to introduce marring and scratching due to improper methods. It is best to avoid this step.

The Plastic Wrapping Should Stay Intact

The first impulse of the dealership will be to tear away the plastic wrapping from your car to prep your new car before you pick it up. However, all of the above problems can be avoided if you have the car delivered to your detailer or you pick up the car yourself with the wrapping intact. It’s best to keep the wrapping intact until the car is ready to have the ceramic coat installed, ensuring the exterior finish is in pristine condition.

As you can see, there are many ways in which the dealership can actually end up harming your new car’s paint rather than protecting it. That is why the best strategy is to have your car delivered to the ceramic coating installer directly so that the ceramic coating can be applied on the car’s unspoiled surface.

Give us a call at Adelaide Paint Protection. We are certified to install both Gtechniq and CQUARTZ Finest Reserve. We can work with you to make arrangements to have your new car delivered directly to us prior to your ceramic coating installation.

When it comes to cars, nothing can outclass a Mercedes Benz. Mercedes cars are easily distinguishable by their luxurious interiors and striking designs that re-imagine classic car aesthetics. They also, as you know, don’t come cheap.You want to maintain that luxurious appearance and retain the value of your car, so how do you go about protecting your new Mercedes? One way is to apply a ceramic coating. So what exactly is so great about a ceramic coating?

Why Does Your Mercedes Need a Ceramic Coating?

Ceramic coatings offer superior protection

Ceramic coatings utilise the latest in advanced nanotechnology. Ceramic coatings work by filling in the pores in the paint of your car, creating a permanent, hard surface that will resist minor scratches and keep corrosive contaminants from causing damage. Ceramic coatings from companies such as GTechniq have 3 – 4 times the hardness of a regular clear coat. Your factory paint job will be protected and preserved.

Ceramic coatings keep your car looking great

In addition to providing unparalleled protection, ceramic coatings will give your new car a sleek, mirror-like shine that will last for years to come. You can easily maintain this freshly waxed look without ever having to wax your car. GTechniq is 100 times thicker than a typical wax coating and will not wash away or break down over time.

Ceramic coatings require less maintenance

Ceramic coatings form a permanent bond with the paint of your car, unlike other products that require frequent reapplications. In addition, the sleek surface created by the ceramic coating will prevent dirt, dust, and other particles from sticking to the paint, which means car washes will be easier and won’t need to be done as frequently.

Ceramic coatings are extremely hydrophobic

The hydrophobic nature of a ceramic coating will cause water to bead up and roll off of your car instead of sitting on the paint and causing corrosion. Hydrophobicity is key to protecting your car’s paint, and you simply won’t find this level of water resistance in most other paint protection products.

A ceramic coating provides a superior protective layer that is chemical resistant, harder than factory clear coating, hydrophobic and permanent – all in one product.

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At Adelaide Paint Protection we carry several of the top brands of ceramic coatings. You’ll have the peace of mind that the work will be done by an expert technician who stands by their work. You can visit us at our Flinders Park location or contact us today for more information on applying a ceramic coating to your new car.