Holi - the festival of colours is here and most of us are excited about the joy and festivities the occasion has to offer. However, there must be many of you who must be worrying about your beloved car as to how to keep it protected and away from the madness around. Now you don't need to worry as we have come up with some useful tips for your vehicle so that you remain worry-free this Holi. These simple tips are not only easy to implement but also ensure protection for your car in the long run. Now, with just a day to go for Holi, here is what you can do in less time to do the needful. Furthermore, we also tell you what you should do if the damage has been done already.
Use Car Covers
First and foremost, it is advised to park your car inside a closed parking rather than out in the open. Still, in case, you need to park your vehicle in the open, use a car cover. Make sure that you cover your car right from the roof to the wheels so that each and every portion of the car is covered and the knots are tied up properly.
Using Car Wax and Teflon coating
In case you need to take your car out on Holi in an environment where it is exposed to the harmful colours, we advise you to apply car wax first as it that not only protects the paint from the colours but also from the harmful UV rays. Car wax is easily available at your nearest auto store or online at much cheaper prices. Moreover, if you want extra protection for your car, a Teflon coating is the best thing that you can do in this regard. While a Teflon coating is costlier compared to car wax, it has its own long term benefits.
Protecting the interiors
Just like exteriors, it is equally important to protect the interiors of your car as well. On the day of Holi, we advise you to keep the steering wheel, seats and dashboard covered with plastic. This will ensure that the cabin of your car remains protected from people that are drenched in colour and care the least while jumping into your car amid the joy of Holi.
Keep windows rolled up
During Holi, it is advised to keep the windows rolled up always as nobody would ever want a flying balloon or colour splash entering the cabin of your car. As a result, the colours might leave stains and you don't want to spend your valuable time cleaning them up.
What if the damage has been done
Tried everything but still couldn't escape the colours from leaving their mark on your car? You can find a service center near you that will do the deep cleaning of your car after Holi. In case you want to do it on your own, there are multiple car care products like car shampoos available in the market that are gentler on your car, high in quality and easy on the pocket as well. Furthermore, these are highly recommended over home detergent as the latter is rough on your car and can be harmful to the paint.
Express Drives wishes all its readers a very happy and joyous Holi!