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Protect Your Car's Paint and Exterior

3, 2, 1 … Dust Off!

How does your car’s paint look? Is it shiny, or is it dull and faded?.

When you live in a hot, dry climate, dust can be a constant companion. Follow these steps to minimize the effects of dust and grit on your car’s paint, in your engine, and in the air you breathe!

Protect your paint

Don’t wait around for someone to write “WASH ME” on your tailgate before you clean your dirty car! Keep the effects of dust on your paint job to a minimum by regularly visiting your local car wash or car care professional. If you wash your car yourself, be sure to rinse all surfaces before applying soap.

Protect your engine and running gear

Be sure to replace your engine air filter. Engines need clean air to deliver the best performance and gas mileage!

Don’t forget your cabin air filter

Most cars and trucks have a filter that collects dust, pollen, and other particulate matter as air is brought into your car. Over time, this filter needs replacing, which can save strain on your heating and cooling system.

Protect yourself

Don’t forget to protect yourself as well if you live in an exceedingly dusty area or region that is prone to dust storms. Pack a dust protection kit for yourself and your riders — dust masks, goggles, and wet wipes!

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