How do I protect my car from UV rays?

I got a custom paint job that I really want to preserve, but I heard that UV rays will damage it. I know I can’t just keep my car locked in my garage—I need to drive it! So what are some things I can do to protect my car?

Lauren Smith · Answered on Dec 08, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
UV rays can damage your car! Here are some tips for protecting your car’s paint job from the sun:
  • Park in the shade or in a garage whenever possible
  • Clean your car on a regular basis and dry it by hand
  • Use a high-quality wax after cleaning and drying your car
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