How do you protect your car from leaves?

I have to park under a big tree every day at work, and I know that leaves can damage a car over time. What can I do to protect my car from the leaves?

Answer
Even though the leaves can be irritating, it’s great that you get a shady spot at work! Direct sunlight can overheat the cabin and even damage the seats over time. But if you’d like to be extra careful with your car, use these tips to protect it from leaves:
  • Wash and wax your car frequently. This will help you remove any residue left by the leaves on your car. Additionally, the wax will help to protect your paint job from damage.
  • Get a car cover. This will keep your vehicle safe as the leaves will fall on the cover rather than on the car itself.
  • Remove leaves daily. If you can, brush the leaves off of your car each day. This will reduce its exposure to harmful material and help to protect your paint job.
Hopefully, those tips helped! While leaves can damage your car’s exterior, it shouldn’t be a problem so long as you keep taking them off when you can.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 20, 2021
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