Protect Your Vehicle This Summer

Jun 16, 2016 | McTips

Summer is a beautiful time - but not always for your vehicle. Learn how to protect it here.


Summer brings to mind beautiful, sun-drenched days, fragrant, blossoming trees and the lyrical voices of birds. Yet, the very things that we enjoy most about summer present a serious threat to vehicles.

While bird droppings, tree sap and intense heat can cause permanent, costly paint damage, a good coat of wax, coupled with regular washing, will lessen the prospects.

If you choose to wax the vehicle yourself, you can enjoy the pleasures of the day and a sense of personal accomplishment. It is suggested that you:

  • Start with a clean vehicle in a protected area. Dirt, sap and other particles can become imbedded during the waxing process.
  • Use a terry cloth towel or commercial applicator pad to apply the wax. Read the instructions carefully to determine the best method of application, i.e. wet or dry.
  • Do small sections at a time, starting with the upper surface. Apply small amounts of wax with an applicator using an even, circular motion.
  • After the wax has dried to a haze, buff back and forth with a clean, soft towel. Turn the towel frequently to a clean, dry spot.
  • Move on to another section and follow the steps above.
  • Once you’re finished, go over all the seams and non-painted surfaces to remove any remaining wax.

For those customers who prefer having their cars waxed professionally, McMahon Automotive Group offers special prices on detailing services.