Protect your car from Halloween tricksters with a fresh coat of wax

Halloween isn't always the most wholesome holiday, and it's the one evening out of the year where you have to worry about flying eggs and toilet paper (among other things). If you're worried about your car suffering through a few holiday "tricks," Consumer Reports suggests preparing with a fresh coat of wax.

Obviously your best bet is to park your car in a garage where nobody else can get to it if you have that option. Since most of us do not have (or have access to) a private garage, you're probably going to want an alternative option. Consumer Reports suggests applying a coat of wax to your car about a week in advance:

Your best defense is a protective coat of wax. The week before Halloween is a good time to apply it. Not only does it prepare your vehicle for the terrors of All Hallows Eve, but, if you live in a snowy area, wax can help protect the paint from the salt, sand, and road grime related to winter driving.

A week before Halloween is today, so you'll want to call your detailer or set aside some time to do it yourself as soon as you can. If you do get hit by any eggshells or other harsh items that can scratch the paint, keep a hose or a spray bottle handy so you can wash them off quickly. Letting them sit increases your chance of damage. Modern car paint is designed to resist minor damage, however, so if you're driving a newer model and have a fresh coat of wax you should be ready to brave a night of Halloween pranks.

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How to protect your car's paint from Halloween "tricks" | Consumer Reports


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