Maximize the Life of your car’s Paint Finish

Q: How do I maximize the life of my car’s paint finish? 

A: Washing and waxing your vehicle helps protect if from environmental elements such as smog, salt, sun, and road debris. Always wash off contaminations such as bird droppings, tree sap, gas, and oil as soon as possible. Wiping them off with a dry cloth will cause scratching. When washing, use soft wet clothes with the proper vehicle soap. Harsh soaps like dish and laundry detergents will remove protective wax and paint oils, giving your car that flat look.

Wax your car every six months to protect the exposed painter layer. This slows down the process of oil evaporation and give your vehicle a durable finish and that beautiful shine!


Dear Readers,

Our primary goal is the safety of our team, customers, relationships, and community. While closely monitoring the information and updates from the various health and safety departments Blake’s has daily team meetings. We also implemented the following safety procedures:

  • Our team wears masks
  • Anyone entering the office is requested to wear a mask
  • Estimates are done outside. Customers can stay inside their vehicle.
  • Every vehicle gets wiped down with sanitizer when dropped off for a repair
  • Every vehicle gets sanitized again after the repair is completed

We understand your comfort level is key so also offer the option of complete touch-less vehicle estimates and/or repairs:

  • The initial estimate can be done on-line
  • An estimate can be scheduled for our estimator to meet you outside the office
  • For an estimate and/or repair the vehicle can be dropped off in front of our office, and the keys dropped in the key drop (this can be done during or after hours). This must be scheduled so we are expecting the keys.
  • Paperless transactions: We are able to email estimates for approval and authorization paperwork
  • Payments can be done virtually over the phone

Please feel free to call us to schedule your estimate and/or repair at this time or for a future date. We are here to make sure your vehicle is safe and accessible at all times, and are happy to help with any auto related questions.

All the best to you and yours,
Marc S. Sebastian, CEO