An image of rain on a window.

Here in Florida, we’re no stranger to the rain. While it may be called the sunshine state, with the amount of rainfall that we get, it’s important to understand that your car may need to be protected from the rain, too. In this blog post, we will be discussing some ways that you can easily protect your car from the rain. Keep reading to learn more! 

 

Before It Rains

Take Preventative Measures

Living in Florida, you’re well aware of the rain, which is why you should take preventative measures. While letting your car get rained on here and there won’t hurt it, getting your car waxed can be an easy way to help prevent damage caused by rain. This protective coating acts like an invisible layer that will help cause the water to run off faster and dry quicker. Since your car will be drying quicker, it will also collect less airborne debris, which can also cause damage. 

 

Another helpful tip to protect your car is to invest in a car cover. These car covers can act like giant rain jackets that can easily be thrown over your car and help protect it from any damage. These covers can also come in different thicknesses and can add that extra layer of padding to help protect it. They are also relatively inexpensive and can be stored easily in the trunk or in your home. If you don’t want to invest in a larger cover, even getting a windshield cover can help your car from getting wet and stopping spot formation once the water evaporates. It can also prevent scratching that may come from smaller debris. 

 

Park It Inside

This may seem like a no brainer, but your home garage is the best layer of protection for your car. However, many people end up using their garage as a storage space, which then may end up with them having to park their car out on the street or in the driveway. Your home garage is actually the best way to protect your car from the weather due to the large structure. 

 

After It Rains 

Sometimes rain comes out of nowhere, and there is nothing that you can do about it and that’s okay. One of the first things that you can do is to inspect the car and see the accumulation of dirt and while a little won’t hurt, it’s best to wash it off right away. If you let that dirt build up, it can damage more than just the paint job. 

 

Once you’ve washed your car, make sure to dry it right away. Since we live in Florida, we’re all aware about the humidity, which is why it’s important to towel dry away that extra moisture. Yes, we know that getting all of it is inevitable but every bit helps. This can also help protect your car against rust that can easily be formed from the rain. 

 

Like we mentioned earlier, your home garage is the best way to protect your car from the rain. However, if you’re not utilizing your garage due to it not working properly, be sure to get in contact with us, Door Doctor INC. We’ve have over 30 years of industry experience and have worked with almost every single model and maker. We guarantee you the best service at an affordable rate. Connect with us today, and let us help give you the garage you deserve.