WASHINGTON – You might be too old for trick-or-treating, but look out: This Thursday night, someone could target your sweet ride.
They might be demons, or just dopes, but some think it’s funny to coat cars in broken eggs, silly string or smashed pumpkin on All Hallow’s Eve.
Cars with modern paint finishes don’t have to worry as much about long-term damage — just the annoyance of a trip to the car wash. But for those with older cars, Consumer Reports advises taking defensive action.
If eggs and other messes are left on the paint of an older vehicle for a period of time, they can cause permanent stains and even lower your vehicle’s resale value.
Obviously, the best place for a car is in the garage. But if that’s not an option, here are some tips: