Summer can be a great time! Fun in the sun can include camping, visits to your favorite water parks, relaxation and much more, but there’s a downside to all the sun… It can be damaging to your car paint!

Sunlight can cause oxidation which causes fading, and that’s bad news, but you’re not at a total loss! There are steps the average person can take to PREVENT sun damage to their car.

1) Park in a shaded area: Obviously the easiest way to avoid sun damage is to avoid the sun altogether. Paint is tough, but if you’re the typical 9-5 worker, that’s 8 hours a day your car can be exposed to sun rays. We suggest seeking out shaded areas for parking, even if it means walking an extra block.

2) Clean off bugs: Insects not only make your car look gross, but the small amount of acid contained in some insects can be enough to penetrate your paint, so be sure to wash your car often… which brings us to our next step…

3) Dry thoroughly: Cleaning your car is great, but you don’t want to let water settle. Water can leave behind minerals including salt, which is harmful to the outer coatings protecting your paint, which in the end, can lead to fading.

4) Finally… wax: Wax is the ultimate protector. Waxing fills in small scuffs, and rejuvenates the outer layers of your paint keeping them like new so be sure to wax after washing your car. It’s a great way to insure it’s dry, and keeps it looking as glossy as the day you bought it.

With 16 Convenient Locations - There is a Mr. Magic Car Wash Near You!

  • Banksville

    2752 Banksville Rd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216

  • Bethel Park

    2705 South Park Rd.
    Bethel Park, PA 15102
    Formerly Bethel Park Rapid Wash

  • Bethel Park

    5150 Library Rd.
    Bethel Park, PA 15102
    Formerly Buggy Bath Car Wash

  • Brentwood

    3800 Saw Mill Run Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221

  • Bridgeville

    1185 Washington Pike
    Bridgeville, PA 15017

  • Butler

    1136 N Main St Ext
    Butler Twp PA 16001
    Formerly C&S Wonder Wash

  • Castle Shannon

    427 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234

  • Cranberry Twp.

    20320 Route 19
    Cranberry, PA 16066
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

  • East Liberty

    970 Washington Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Formerly Clean Car Express

  • McCandless

    5503 Babcock Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

  • Moon Township

    8650 University Blvd.
    Coraopolis, PA 15108
    Formerly Globe Car Wash

  • Pleasant Hills

    107 Clairton Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    Formerly Mr. Speedy's Car Wash

  • Upper St. Clair

    1860 Painters Run Rd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241

  • Wexford

    11150 Perry Highway
    Wexford, PA 15090
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

  • Morgantown, WV

    3 Chaplin Rd.
    Morgantown, WV 26501
    (833) 456-2747

    767 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
    Morgantown, WV 26505
    (833) 456-2747

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