Car Care Tips

After your car goes through the collision repair process, it’s important to take care of it in the first 30-90 days, especially if you’ve had paint work completed. At Morey’s, we’re committed to ensuring your collision repair process is smooth and as hassle free as possible.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS & PRECAUTIONS WITHIN 30 DAYS:

Wash the vehicle by hand with cool water and a very mild car wash solution using a soft cloth or sponge. Always use clean fresh water. Wash your vehicle in the shade.

Do not use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface. Do not “dry wipe” your vehicle. Dry wiping can scratch the finish. Do not drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish is easily done in the first 30 days. Avoid parking under trees and utility lines which are likely to attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a freshly painted surface. Also, tree sap can mar or spot a freshly painted surface. Do not spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, or windshield solvent on the new finish. Do not scrape ice or snow from the newly painted surface.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS & PRECAUTIONS WITHIN 90 DAYS:

Do not wax or polish the vehicle. This will allow the finish to dry and harden completely. It is recommended to wait at least 60 days before waxing. Although the clear coat reaches its maximum hardness in 30 days, there may still be some additional cure-out of solvents for another 30 days.