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How To Shield Your Car From Weather and Environmental Hazards

Your car is more than just the thing that gets you from A to B; for many, it’s their pride and joy and the method of transport that their livelihood depends on. So, it’s not surprising that you’d want to take the best care of it. But looking after your car doesn’t have to be a complicated thing; the best thing you can do is make sure it’s parked under cover.

At Fair Dinkum Builds, you have so many options when choosing what to build for your car, whether it be a carport or a garage, they can help you with building any shelter you need for your car. In this article, we’ll take you through how you can shield your car from weather conditions and environmental hazards.

1. Build A Garage

A garage is one of the best ways you can ensure your car is shielded from bad weather and different environmental hazards. Unlike carports, garages keep you covered from any angle, so the wind, rain, dust and sun have a lower likelihood of damaging your car. Check out Fair Dinkum Builds when building a custom-designed garage. With them, you can choose everything from the size to the paint finish and a whole bunch of extras to make it so much more than just a place to park the car.

Their sheds are all constructed using premium Australian-made steel products, Strammit and Colorbond, for extra durability, strength and reliability. Their sheds also come with an impressive 30-year system warranty to back up all their claims.

2. Build A Carport

Maybe you’d like something more accessible than a garage, and when your car looks so good you want to show it off, what’s the point of having it if it has to be kept away in a garage all day? Well, a carport gives you a lot more breathability, and you can keep an eye on your car while still keeping it protected from the elements.

3. Use a Car Cover

Not everybody has the space or finances to just build a garage or a carport, so the next best thing is that it does a great job of shielding your car from the sun, rain, snow and even hail. Car covers provide a thick protective layer of cloth or fabric to create a barrier between your car and the elements. Ensure you put your car’s cover on every time you park your car outside. The benefit of having a car cover is it can still be put on even if you’ve parked your car in a garage or under a carport, and no matter where you go, you’ll always have some way to provide shelter for your car.

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4. Get Your Car Waxed

Can waxing your car really protect it from the elements? Well, applying a moderate layer of wax helps seal in your paint job, and simultaneously forms a protective barrier between your car and the world around you, all while making it look extra shiny.

Wax helps reduce weather damage, protects the paint from harmful UV rays that can cause it to fade, and helps repel tree seeds, hail, and debris that might damage your car. Don’t underestimate the power of giving your car a good wax.

5. Apply Paint Protection Film

Using a virtually invisible layer of clear polymer, you can give your car a layer of extra protection against daily wear and tear and give it a high-gloss sheen. This protective film will give your car’s paint job better longevity by guarding it from outdoor hazards like tree sap, hail and many others.

6. Use Sun Shields

It’s not just the outside that you want to protect, but your car’s interior is also subject to damage if not properly shielded from the weather and environmental hazards. So, use a sun shield to guard your car’s interior from the sun’s harmful UV rays. This should help to reduce the damage to your dashboard, seats, electrical components and plastic or leather interior.

Final Thoughts

While looks may not be everything about a car, looking after its exterior goes a long way to keep your everything in peak condition. Rust can spread and cause all types of damage, both cosmetic and functional, so prevention is always better than cure. Our top tip is to always keep it sufficiently covered to protect it from the effects of weather and other environmental hazards, so building a carport or garage will always help the most to keep your car in pristine condition.

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