How To Protect Your Car During Arizona Monsoon Season

Blog | Jun 23, 2023

Summer is here, and everyone in Arizona knows what that means: it’s the official beginning of monsoon season. With the hot climate, heavy rains, dust storms and other hazardous weather conditions, monsoon season can really take a toll on your car.

Don’t get caught unprepared and risk long-lasting damage to your car. Here are a few tips to keep your car clean during Arizona’s monsoon season:

  • Use exterior coatings. Waxes like Carnauba are useful in keeping your car shiny and protected. With Arizona’s hot climate, standard wax typically lasts about three months. For a more durable option, use a polymer-based ceramic coating before and after summer months. Cobblestone’s diamond plate car detailing service provides heavy-duty protection, which lasts up to seven years and includes a full exterior detail.
  • Remove dirt & debris after storms. Car paint is porous, which means that even small debris such as tree leaves can cause staining over time. Dirt also has a similar effect on your car. The longer it builds up, the harder it is to clean which often leads to damage to your paint. Once dirt and grime have caked onto your vehicle’s surface, you’ll want to address it sooner rather than later.
  • Invest in a car wash regularly. While it may seem counterintuitive to wash your car during the rainy season, it’s actually very helpful. Rainwater is heavily acidic so washing more frequently helps to prevent those tough water spots from building up on the car’s surface. With an unlimited car wash option and locations across Arizona and Colorado, Cobblestone is here to help.
  • Prepare with proper supplies. Make a checklist of these must-do items. Replace windshield wiper blades, the engine air filter, and be sure to check your brakes and car battery. Consider purchasing rubber floormats to make cleaning mud and water easier. Schedule an oil change at Cobblestone and we’ll take care of the tire rotation and check your vehicle’s tire pressure for free.

Cobblestone’s full-service and express car wash options are safe and reliable during any season. Get more information on Cobblestone’s car wash services.