Car Care Tips:
The winter months can do a job on your car's exterior. The cold, rain, snow, ice and salt or other de-icing chemicals can all be hard on the outer surface.
Here are some things you can do to keep your car looking new for longer:
- Keep your car garaged during winter if possible. If you don't have access to a garage, a carport or cover will help. If you do have access to a garage, don't heat it. Doing so can speed corrosion.
- Washing your car and giving it a good wax job before the cold arrives can help protect the car's surface.
- Once winter arrives, wash your car as often as you can. Removing dirt, road salt, and other impurities will help prevent scratches and rust.
- If you are able to get your car waxed during the winter months, do that as well.
- When a scratch or a ding appears on your car, don't hesitate to have it repaired and repainted as soon as possible. Allowing it to fester will only lead to rust bubbles.
- Keep the underbody and wheel wells clean, and have the undercoating touched up as necessary to protect that area from road dirt and slush.
- Alloy wheels can benefit from wax, which will protect them from corrosion that causes pitting.
- For more ideas on how to protect your car from the ravages of all kinds of weather, talk to us. We're here to help keep your car looking like new, inside and out.
Keep your car looking good and ready for summer!