How To Protect Your New Car
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, but driving a new car makes you nervous due to all the wear and tear it might endure on the road, you’re probably wondering about all the ways you can protect your new automobile.
Whether you see your new car as an investment or your main concern is extending the life of your vehicle, one thing is for sure — we all want our high-priced items to remain in as good condition as possible.
Below, we’ll take a look at the various ways you can protect your new car. From paint protection film to dash kits, there are countless ways that drivers can ensure their vehicles will remain as beautiful as ever.
Protecting Your Prized Possession
We all have those high-priced items that need extra care. From cars to collectibles and everything in-between, sometimes the things we own require extra attention. There are, in fact, various ways to preserve the condition of your automobile. Knowing how to properly protect your new car will ultimately ensure the longevity of your vehicle.
Since there are numerous parts of an automobile, such as the headlights, tail lights, windows and doors, there are countless reasons why proper car protection is a necessity. Whether you’re looking to protect your headlights or protect the paint, there are affordable and quality options available to you.
At Rvinyl, we proudly offer a variety of ways to protect your new car. With our dash kits, window tints, vinyl films and more, you’re certain to find everything you need to give your automobile the layers of protection it deserves. In fact, if you love cars and DIY projects, we’re certain that you’ll enjoy all the ways we allow drivers to provide customization and personalization to their unique vehicle.
Paint Protection Films
For those of you who collect comic books or trading cards, chances are you already know how important it is to keep your collectibles and memorabilia in plastic sleeves. If you enjoy showing off your collection, you definitely don’t want other people constantly handling your items with direct contact. That’s why having a layer of protection on the surface is important. You can apply this same concept to your new car in the form of paint protection films.
A paint protection film does just that – it protects the paint on your vehicle with a layer of film. This protection film covers the surface of your new vehicle and makes your ride see less damage from grime, dirt and debris that kick up off the ground and can ding up your car. With a simple film wrapped around the high-use areas of your automobile, you can easily prevent those scratches, scrapes and spots that can sometimes be quite noticeable.
The good news is that you can wrap your entire car in protection film. Some of the popular locations of a vehicle that many people use paint protection film for are:
- Front Bumpers
- Door Edges
- Trunk Ledge
- Door Edges
- Side Mirrors
- Fender Panels
- Side Pillars
- Rocker Panels
- Rear Bumpers
- Door Handle Cavity
As you can see, there are plenty of possibilities when it comes to wrapping your new vehicle in paint protection film. Whether you want to wrap your entire car in film or only the parts that might see the most damage such as door handles or bumpers, you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have an extra layer of protection surrounding your vehicle.
The Advantages of Choosing Protection Film
If you’ve splurged on a dream vehicle, you might be wondering why you should spend even more money on your car by purchasing protection films. For starters, the safeguard that the protection film places on your vehicle can’t go unacknowledged. Rest assured knowing that you’ve taken extra precaution to keep your car looking as great as it can be. Also, by applying the film to your new car now, you’ll save money later down the road because you won’t have to worry as much about getting it repainted or repaired.
More and more drivers are catching on to the fact that protection film is a low-cost, effective way to maintain the quality of their car. In fact, by 2022, the global paint protection film market size is projected to reach $369.3 million. Due to driver interest, protection film is becoming increasingly popular. Not only do paint protection films shield your vehicle from dust and other substances that may accumulate over time, but they also protect against the following:
- Stone Chips
- Sun/UV Light
- Bird Droppings
- Insect Stains
- Weather Conditions
Stones and rock debris can chip away at your paint while weather conditions can do just as much harm. All of these listed can seriously damage your car over time – and at a faster rate than you might think. To reduce the likelihood of damage from these items, you can use paint protection films as an extra layer of resistance against the elements.
If you live near the beach, you’re probably already aware of the damage salt water can do to a vehicle. If you live near rivers and lakes, it’s possible that you’ve noticed how often insect stains appear on your front bumper, headlights and more. Sometimes it’s impossible to get away from the elements. With films, you can preserve your car.
The Case for Clear Car Bras
To protect your new car, you need to understand what areas of the vehicle take the most damage when it comes to dirt and debris. Between insect stains and stone chips, the front of your car is most likely the part of your vehicle to sustain damage over time. Although this isn’t always the case, there’s no denying that the elements of the road wreak the most havoc on the front of your automobile.
For those seeking a way to protect the front of the vehicle and not alter the appearance, a great way to go is to choose a clear car bra. With a clear car bra, drivers can easily protect the front of their vehicle from the everyday concerns of driving. On top of that, clear car bras are easily replaceable which means that if your first one gets damaged or begins to look battered, a new clear car bra can easily be applied.
Let’s Talk About Light Protection
One of the biggest benefits of having a protection film on your vehicle is how it affects your headlights, tail lights and fog lights. To make the most out of the light protection films, you should apply the film while your vehicle is still in new or like-new condition. This way, you’ve prevented the insect stains, grime and dirt from getting a head start and latching onto your lights.
With the protective clear headlight film, your lights will look brand-new without sacrificing tint or color. The film doesn’t interfere with headlight performance, so you don’t have to worry about your lights being dim due to the film. In fact, they’ll be just as bright as they originally were when you first purchased the vehicle. If you’re searching for films that have a sense of flair, we proudly offer a variety of headlight protection films for those seeking to add a bit of glamour or style to their ride.
Fog light protection for your vehicle is equally as important as headlight protection, if not even more so. Because fog lights are closer to the surface of the road, they are more likely to receive damage from debris and flying rocks. This means that when you choose to shield your fog lights in a protective layer, you will help keep your lights safe.
In addition to headlights and fog lights, tail lights also need to be protected from damage they might sustain. Although tail lights might not receive as much damage from dirt and debris as your headlights inevitably will, they are still worth protecting from various other injuries they might receive.
It’s important to note that some headlight and tail light films may not be legal in every state. Be sure to check your local laws before applying a film or tint to your lights.
Doors and Damage You Can Avoid
Although the lights and the front of the vehicle may receive the most damage when it comes to insect spots, grime, debris and dirt, there are other parts of the automobile that require attention if you seek to protect your new car.
Unlike the front of the vehicle, doors often receive scratches and marks that drivers and passengers cause themselves. Keys, rings and other forms of jewelry can beat up doors quite a bit, especially around the handles. There’s also the fact that, unless you get an end spot each time you go to the store, your chances of getting hit by another car door go up drastically.
To protect your car doors from receiving so much damage, whether inflicted by you and your passengers or reasons out of your control, consider door protection film. If you’re considering buying paint protection film for your new car, but you can’t decide if you want it to completely cover your entire vehicle or just cover a few areas, we strongly suggest at least choosing door protection film for those scratches and scrapes that you could’ve easily prevented.
The Benefits of Tinted Windows
The exterior is not the only part of your automobile that needs protecting. Some might even say that the interior of your automobile is more important. After all, inside the cabin of the vehicle is where you’ll entertain your friends and family who ride with you during those long road trips or those quick trips across town. Although you might not realize it, tinted windows can provide the necessary defense for your interior that you’ve been searching for.
Tinted windows might not protect against scratches and debris, but they do protect the cabin of your automobile from harmful UV light. Installing tint film to your car windows is also a great activity for those who love DIY projects. It is important to remember, when it comes to window tint products, the tint percentage must follow local state laws. There are different regulations for each type of vehicle and each window on a vehicle, so be sure to check your local laws before purchasing tint.
Customizing with Dash Kits
If you’re sporting tinted windows, you’re responsibly taking care of the interior of your car as well. Another way to care for your interior is with dash kits. With a dash kit, you can choose from various finishes and colors to customize the interior of your automobile and make the cabin more stylish. By enhancing the interior of your vehicle, you and your passengers can experience a home away from home. The components of a dash kit are:
- Center Console
- Door Panels
- Steering Wheel
Drivers who purchase dash kits will be happy to know that with them, the customization choices are endless. Some of the options drivers have include:
- Wood Grain
With over 100 different finishes and colors to choose from, you can personalize the cabin of your vehicle to suit your wants and needs. Upgrading your car with a dash kit, as well as paint protection films, will ultimately provide a more enjoyable experience during your journeys on the road by yourself or with your friends and family.
Choose Rvinyl for Your Car Protection Needs
Protecting your new car is an extensive process, but it doesn’t always have to be expensive. At Rvinyl, we happily provide all the tools you need to protect a new car and more. From lights to bumpers and everything in-between, we offer paint protection films that will help you keep your automobile in top-quality shape.
You may wonder why Rvinyl stands out among other companies. For starters, all of our products come with a three-year warranty against damages such as fading, cracking and peeling. We also replace defective films and for those film installations that go wrong, we will replace at a discount. We are committed to our customers and provide excellent service. Contact us today with any questions you may have about making your automobile be the best it can be.