What Color Should a Car Be Painted?


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For safety purposes, a car should be painted in a color that is easily visible on the road, such as cherry red, yellow or white. Cars that are black, gray, silver or dull red in hue are not as visible and tend to be involved in more accidents.

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A unique car color is more likely to deter thieves. Thieves are interested in a car's resale value and tend to pick cars that are painted popular colors. Vehicles in red, green, pink, yellow, orange and brown are generally not as sought after as those that are black, silver, grey or white.

Those who live in a hot climate find that a light-colored vehicle, such as white, tends to have a lower temperature than one painted a dark color, such as black.

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