How to Protect Your Car on Halloween
The scariest night of the year is almost here and besides from preparing for trick or treaters by stocking up on sweets galore, you’ll need to prepare your car for being “tricked” too. So, how can you protect your car from broken eggs and Silly String this Halloween? Take a look to find out.
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Apply a Protective Coat of Wax
It’s well worth applying a protective coat of wax the week before Halloween. Why? Well, it’ll protect your car from the light-hearted vandalism that occurs whilst this spooky celebration takes place. And not only does wax protect your car from the meddling of ghosts, goblins, witches and zombies, it shields your car from winter weather too.
Wax is able to preserve your car’s painted finish, defending it from the salt, sand and road grime linked with winter driving. For best results, it’s worth having the wax applied professionally; however, you can DIY if you follow expert tips.
Park Your Car in the Garage
This is the best way to completely avoid Halloween car pranks. If your car is out of sight, it won’t be a target! If you’re not fortunate to have a garage then why not invest in a car cover? This will ensure that your car won’t be the victim of being “tricked”; Halloween revellers are more likely to attack a car that’s exposed than one that isn’t.
If, on the off chance, they do decide to spray your car with Silly String, you’ll have a nightmare trying to get it off. Why? Well, here’s the bad news: it’s water insoluble. The good news is that it does come off… in the end.
Simply pour some auto body solvent onto a paper towel and get to work on the Silly String, which lives up to its name. It’s likely to smear around a bit so in order to get it off completely, you’ll need to do it a few times. But remember, an auto body solvent will strip the wax off your car too, therefore you’ll need to wash first and wax it once you’re finished.
Activate Your Car Alarm
Alarms are good deterrents. Let’s face it, who is going to want to continue to throw things at your car if your siren is going off? We’re confident that trick or treaters will go running as soon as that siren sounds. So, be sure to activate your car alarm ahead of Halloween.
However, if your car receives a few hits of flying eggs before the alarm activates, you’ll need to know how to clean them off. Eggs are actually really difficult to remove from hard surfaces, so the trick is to take action straight away; wet eggs come off quite easily, dry eggs don’t. Use water and be patient. If you can, use a hose, you’ll be at an advantage; this job will take time.
So, now you know how to protect your car on Halloween. We’re sure that if you do the above, you’ll not only protect your car, but your precious personalised car registration too! It may also be worth buying a scrumptious range of sweets; those trick or treaters can be fickle!