How to Protect Your Ferrari’s Exterior

Ferrari 488 Pista on a wooded road

Even if you properly store your Ferrari when it’s not in use, the question of how to protect your car’s exterior is still relevant. Every Ferrari is a world-class supercar with carefully designed components and an artful, aerodynamically considered exterior. Suffice to say that all Ferrari car owners should be committed to keeping their vehicle looking great, both as a showpiece and as an investment.


The Best Ways to Protect Your Car’s Paint

  • Wash Your Car Regularly: Wash your Ferrari with factory-approved cleaners and dry it by hand to avoid water spots.
  • Repair Paint Damage Quickly: Any scratches, chips, or flaws that develop in your Ferrari’s paint job should be addressed immediately to maintain its integrity. 
  • Have Your Ferrari Detailed: Proper Ferrari detailing encompases the car’s exterior as well as its interior, providing a fine-grained cleaning of your Prancing Horse, including proper application of wax.
  • Properly Applying Wax: Having your car waxed is a crucial part of both proper detailing and of protecting the exterior of your car. You can think of wax as sunscreen for your car: not only does it make your car look great, but it also provides some protection from the elements, including UV rays, bird droppings, rain, and other contaminants. 
  • Avoid Extended Sun Exposure: Every Ferrari looks great in the sun, but prolonged exposure can harm your vehicle’s paint, even if your car’s properly waxed. Over time, the paint’s clear coat can become oxidized, and the colors may eventually fade. Parking in a garage, in the shade, or at least using a car cover will go a long way toward ensuring that your Ferrari’s paint job will go the distance.
  • Have PPF (Paint Protection Film) Installed: PPF offers a safeguard against the elements and keeps your vehicle looking newer longer. Continental offers full vehicle protection or partial protection by covering the front bumper, hood, fenders, mirrors, and rockers.  
  • Have G-Techniq Ceramic Coating Installed: This coating provides unbelievable gloss, surface slickness, and resistance from chemical elements and extreme temperatures.

You might also consider additional exterior protection options, including a ceramic coating or paint protection film installation. Contact our service department to discuss your Ferrari paint protection options!


Ferrari Storage

Storing your Ferrari is about more than just protecting it from snow, ice, and road salt: even with mitigation measures, a physical barrier is also the only way to truly protect your vehicle from harmful UV rays. Unless you’re showing it off at a show or on the track, you should never leave your Ferrari exposed for too long — and if you’re not going to be driving your car for a long time, properly storing your Ferrari is essential. This especially true when you consider the full range of external factors that could damage your Ferrari, including other vehicles.


Continental AutoSports Ferrari Can Help Protect Your Ferrari

We want every Ferrari’s looks to reflect its world-class performance, and doing that requires a professional touch. We can detail your Ferrari, repair its paint, and perform the full range of service and maintenance that your Prancing Horse requires. Contact us today to get started — we’ve helped drivers throughout the United States from our Chicago-area dealership, and we can’t wait to help you, too!

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