How do I keep my car clean in winter?
Here in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, we know the meaning of winter. Furthermore, we know the effect that snow, ice, and cold temperatures can have on our vehicles. Without the proper precautions and practices, you could wake up in spring and find your vehicle has not weathered the winter so well. If you’re wondering “How do I keep my car clean in winter?,” we’d like to offer the following tips to help you prevent rust and other types of damage to your vehicle during this frigid season.
Start early. As winter fast approaches us, the time to act is now if you haven’t already started preparing. The first thing you’ll want is to get a nice waxing before winter. This will not only help protect your car’s finish, but it’ll make it easier to clean once the snow really starts in on us.
You can also apply a special repellent to your windshield which is going to help keep mud, ice, and slush from sticking. This won’t cost you much and can save a lot of headaches down the road.
Now when it comes to actually washing your car, you’ll get a lot of different advice about this. Some say only to wash at home because the automated carwashes can be damaging whether they are soft- or no-touch, and others will tell you that the time it takes to properly wash and dry your car isn’t worth it. Also, you’ll get people who fall in to the “wash frequently to remove salt and dirt” and those who say, “don’t bother washing too much since the salt and dirt will be right back on there in minutes.” We think it all depends largely on the time you have to devote to car care and whether you’re ultimately okay with a little bit of detailing come spring.
Questions about taking care of your car in winter? Come see the professionals here at Holiday Mazda for additional advice and a winter checkup.