Halloween is right around the corner. Follow some of these Halloween car tips to keep your vehicle protected from vandalism, or to get into the spirit of the holiday. From some simple paint-protection techniques to decorating ideas, we’ve listed some truly innovative ideas for the upcoming Halloween.
According to Consumer Reports, one of the best things you can do to protect your car is to wax it shortly before trick or treating. Wax not only puts a nice shine on your car, but it also gives it a protective coating. Should egg, silly string, sand, dirt, or other grime get on your vehicle, wax will work to protect the paint.
Above all, take cover. If you can park your car in a garage, consider doing it for the evening. Some vandals look for easy targets, so putting your car in a safe spot is one of the best things you can do. If it does get vandalized, be sure to rinse off any residues as fast as possible (sun light makes egg and other materials harden and damage paint).
For those looking to get into the holiday spirit, one of the more creative ways to decorate your cars involves just the trunk. Simply lift open the back and get to work. Many people like to hang sheets from the lid or lift gate, creating spooky surprises for trick-or-treaters. If you do decorate your car, be sure not to obstruct your vision before hitting the open road. In fact, we suggest driving without decorations, as they can litter the road if not made secure.