Every summer, classic cars and sought-after sports cars suffer from faded paintwork due to exposure to the harsher ultraviolet light of the summer sun.
UV light is ever-present in daylight hours, but is at its highest when the sun is strongest, throughout the middle of the year.
At the same time, the blue skies and sunny conditions make road trips and track days all the more tempting – so how can you fight the fade and avoid a washed-out looking car when winter comes?
Covered car transporters keep you in the shade
Covered car transporters are like a parasol for your paintwork, a physical barrier that blocks the harmful UV light from reaching the bodywork of a high-value vehicle.
Ontime’s covered car transport fleet means no matter how many vehicles you need to move, and where they need to go, you can rest assured that they will arrive with their paint job looking as vibrant as when they set off.
As well as classic cars and exhibition vehicles, this is crucial for new stock on its way to dealerships and customers, and even to prevent fading of sponsorship decals on competitive sports cars and rally cars.
This of course is all in addition to the year-round benefits of covered car transport, such as an “out of sight, out of mind” level of protection against opportunistic theft or damage.
Keeping miles off the clock
Hot summer days put added strain on cars, especially those driven at the edge of peak performance. Covered car transporters allow your vehicle to reach its destination without any strain on its own engine, and in controlled conditions.
This means less wear and tear on engines, tyres, brake pads and so on, all of which can struggle during a heatwave.
Again, for brand new cars heading to the dealership, there are added benefits as you can keep the mileage down to those all-important first few miles off the production line, rather than driving the vehicle to the forecourt under its own power.
This all stacks up to keep your vehicle not only looking great, but potentially performing better in the summer heat, and without the risk of a breakdown due to getting caught in a bank holiday traffic jam.
Find out more
To find out more about our covered car transporters and how we can deliver anything from a brand new production vehicle, to an electric car, to a supercar or collectible classic, contact Ontime Automotive today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.
And if you need somewhere to store your vehicles out of the sun, ask about our vehicle warehousing service, which again can make sure your cars are stored safe and sound, and not exposed to harsh UV light.
You can get in touch by filling in our online enquiry form, and a member of our helpful team will get back to you as soon as possible. Or if you prefer a telephone call, you can reach us on 01295 770040 to chat about your vehicle transportation and warehousing needs.