Why You Shouldn’t Leave Autumn Leaves On Your Vehicle’s Paint

Those stunning leaves in striking shades of orange, red, yellow, and brown are damaging your vehicle’s paint. Like the discolored stains autumn’s fallen leaves imprint on concrete sidewalks and patios, the decomposing plants will stain, etch, and damage your car, truck, and SUVs delicate paint — it’s a seasonal fact.

Cooler temperatures and shorter days trigger changes in many trees as they prepare for winter. Deciduous species generally have thin leaves that are susceptible to cold temperatures. Rather than allow leaves to freeze, thus destroying their ability to photosynthesize — leaving thousands of useless appendages on the branches — trees and plants will drop their leaves in

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