3 Most Common Causes Of Paint Damage To Your Vehicle

Scratch and dent removal servicesAs a vehicle owner, you like to keep your car looking its best, and keeping your paint in top shape is one of the best ways to help you do so. Unfortunately, over the years you own your car, paint damage is almost inevitable, but by understanding some of the more common causes of paint deterioration and damage, you can help to prevent it in some cases, and mitigate the extent of the damage in many others. To aid you in better preserving the beauty of your vehicle, our team of skilled Clifton auto body repair specialists has taken the time to put together this short list highlighting some of the more common causes of paint damage to vehicles. If your car has suffered paint damage as a result of any of the following factors, make sure to give our team of skilled auto painting professionals a call and let us provide you with the quality service you need to restore your vehicle to its original, quality condition.

Temperature Fluctuations

Over time, as your car is exposed to constant temperature fluctuations over the course of the year, the paint is going to expand and contract, and as this happens repeatedly over the years, it can result in small cracks and openings in the surface of the paint that allow in moisture, salt, and other chemicals which can cause the underlying materials to start rusting, causing exponential additional damage to your paint in the process. If you've started noticing cracks in your vehicle's paint, it might be time to see an auto painting specialist about updating your paint in order to protect your car.

Gasoline & Brake Fluid

While it might not be something you think about regularly, it's important to ensure you're protecting the surface of your vehicle from exposure to gasoline and brake fluid. Over time, direct exposure to these harsh solutions can cause the paint in the affected area to start peeling, putting the surface underneath at risk of corrosion and further damage.


Almost all of us have been startled at some point or another as a rock bounced up and struck our windshield, but whether you realize it or not, this is happening to the surface of your vehicle all the time. Over time, all of these impacts can cause damage to the surface of your paint and leave the underlying materials exposed to further damage. Every now and then, it's a good idea to take a walk around your vehicle and be on the lookout for any small damages to the paint. If your paint is damaged in more than a few places, or you have heavy damage in a few smaller areas, it might be worth it to see an auto painting professional and let them touch-up your paint to protect your car.

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