We’ve all been there, right? You come out of the store, our apartment, our office and find a scratch that wasn’t there when you left. How did it get there? This random scratch simply came out of nowhere! Maybe you even parked in a remote part of the lot to keep this from happening.

But every scratch has a source.

Perhaps your gym bag or purse dragged across the door on your way out of the car. Or maybe the side of your car was bumped by a bike or shopping card. Perhaps you parked a little too close to the wall of a garage or your ice scraper accidentally scraped more than just ice.

Scratches, large and small, can be caused by a variety of everyday occurrences. But what’s really happening is that the clear coat, the final layer of paint on your vehicle’s finish, is being scratched. This coat is transparent and gives your car that shiny, mirror-like appearance. However, it’s very delicate and can be easily damaged.

That’s the bad news.

Here’s the good news.

By getting a thick coat of carnauba wax on your car every 6 months, you can help protect the clear coat. Nothing is 100% scratch-proof, but this is your best chance of keeping your car’s paint fresh and flawless. In addition to minor scratches, waxing your car will help protect your paint from sun damage and chipping, as well as free from dirt and other airborne contaminates. It will also stop small scrapes from becoming larger, more costly problems down the line.

Stop in for an oil change or car wash at the Darien Car Clinic and add carnauba wax as part of your car’s treatment. Speak with one of our experts and get the best advice on what will make sure your car shiny and protected. Ensure your car is getting the best treatment possible to keep it in top shape, looking as good as the day you brought it home. Keep consistent with a thick carnauba wax coat every six months and worry less about the random branches and bags damaging your car’s paint.