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Parking a car in the garage seems to be a thing of the past. Garages are used for a lot of other things like storing junk or home workshops, but parking in the garage is one of the best things for a vehicle. Here are 10 reasons an owner should clear out space and park in the garage:

1. Safe from the elements- rain, snow, wind

This is probably one of the most obvious, but rain, snow, wind and other weather elements are enemies of a car’s exterior. They can leave dirt and acid on a vehicle that can cause significant damages to the exterior, like rust and a weakened top clear coat.

2. Protects from dings and scratches from elements or other vehicles

Hail and falling tree branches are just a couple examples of ways a car can get damaged from simply being outside. Dents, scratches, and broken windows are all possible exterior problems that can occur when a vehicle is left outdoors.

3. Keeps vehicle from the sun and temperature extremes

UV rays from the sun can damage a vehicle in ways most car owners don’t consider. Extreme hot and extreme cold can both lead to deterioration of the inside and outside.

4. Keeps those riding in the vehicle safe from elements

When a vehicle is parked in a garage those riding in the car do not have to be exposed to any elements. It keeps everyone safe from hail, temperature extremes, and other outdoor conditions when getting in or out of the vehicle.

5. Less likely to have theft or vandalism

Cars are a huge investment, and for most they are one of the most valuable things they own. Parking outside leaves a vehicle exposed to vandalism and theft. A garage helps eliminate the temptation for those that want to harm a vehicle in any way.

6. Lower insurance costs

That’s right, some insurance companies offer lower policies for people who store their vehicle in a garage. Saving money is always an advantage.

7. Keeps vehicles exterior looking great

Believe it or not, mechanics can tell if a car is stored in a garage or outside. Vehicle exteriors are kept in much better condition when stored in a garage which can lead to greater resale values.

8. Engine stays lubricated

Because a garage keeps a vehicle warm, the fluid and oil are kept in a stable condition which leads to an engine that runs better than one that is kept outside.

9. Coolant stays warmer, heat/AC comes on faster

Also, with a warmer car comes faster AC and heat. On cold days, the heat will warm up faster than being out in the elements. Same is true for extremely hot days.

10. Visibility is ready to go

Forget the ice scraper or dewy windshield. Parking in a garage helps keep windows clear of weather and condensation so there is no need to ride with one head out the window.

If for some reason parking in a garage is not an option, detailing is extremely important to protect a vehicle from the elements. Make sure the car is getting washed and waxed regularly by certified professionals. One way to ensure a regular clean is with unlimited monthly maintenance detail from Mindful Mobile Car Detailing to wash and detail as often as once a day for a low monthly fee.

Your Car Regularly Exposed to UV Damage

No protection=Paint Failure
No Wax? Don't worry. The sun will cook it for you.

When a car owner thinks about purchasing a detailing service (like a wax), it’s often because they want to improve their car’s cosmetics. However, waxing is not just the first step towards a superior shine it’s also a way to protect a vehicle from UV damage.

There are two general types of wax: synthetic wax and natural carnauba wax. Synthetic wax is easier to work with and provides a paint sealant. Sealants are polymers that, when bonded to a car’s paint, create a shell. These sealants also help protect a vehicle from UV damage year-round. UV radiation is an issue car owners face during every season, no matter what the temperature is outside. This sealant can make all the difference in the preservation of a car, especially if the car spends a lot of time outside. This is because wax acts as a type of sunscreen for a vehicle’s paint (again, whether it’s hot or cold outside).

When a car sits in the sun (even when temperatures are cooler), car interiors suffer. Small damage can include fading upholstery or dashboards. Major damage can include cracking speakers or peeling fabric from a vehicle’s paneling. Minor exterior damage includes fading paint and stains from things falling on the car. Major damage can extend all the way into the engine and air conditioning unit.

Audi's Interior Protection
Interior Professionally protected and Ceramic Coated.

The best way keep a vehicle safe from UV damage is to take it to get detailing service, including a wax, on a regular basis. Mindful Detailing detail wax or sealing and a full interior detail can help keep a car safe from minor wear and tear caused by the basic natural phenomenon we call the sun. Waxing will not only protect your car’s paint from UV radiation, it will also prevent dirt and grit stains from ruining your car.

Finally, waxing helps keep a car looking great. The shine that car owners crave for their vehicles can be achieved with the help of a detail service. Take a look at our full list of car detailing services and start protecting your vehicle from the sun on the inside and out.

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