Keeping Your Car Looking Great All Winter Long

December 16, 2020 10:52 am Published by

Cold winter weather can be extremely taxing on your vehicle. Not only does cold weather make it harder for your car or truck to effectively run, but winter roads can be extremely caustic to your vehicle’s interior and exterior. Snow and freezing temperatures can be extremely damaging to your vehicle’s paint, not to mention the salt and chemicals applied to the road can cause serious damage to your vehicle’s undercarriage. Luckily, you can easily keep your vehicle looking and running great all winter long by just following these simple tips. If you would like to learn more about how you can keep your vehicle looking and running great all winter long, come into your local U Pull And Pay today.

Exterior Tips

The exterior of your vehicle takes the brunt of the punishment throughout the winter, and if you aren’t careful, you could end up doing permanent damage to the exterior of your vehicle. One of the most common issues for vehicles in the winter is corrosion from the salt and treatments on the roads. There are a few portions of your vehicle which will be most at risk this winter to these caustic chemicals, namely your undercarriage, wheel wells, and the lower half of your paint job. This contact with salt can cause your undercarriage to rust and weaken, and can even chew through the body of your vehicle if you don’t take care of it quickly. We recommend that you utilize a protective coating for your undercarriage and also continue to wash your vehicle once a month throughout the winter. There are protective coatings that you can use for your paint that are extremely effective for cold weather climates.

Interior Tips

If you live in an area of cold or snowy weather, the interior of your vehicle can go through just as much abuse as the exterior. Every time that you get in your vehicle during the winter, you are dragging all the weather, snow, rain, and sleet into your vehicle with you. You might think that the carpet and flooring in your vehicle would take a majority of that abuse, but the reality is that much more of your vehicle is at risk when in contact with the salt and chemicals on the road. If your vehicle has a leather interior, you need to take the time to use a protective material like armor all or another comparable product to protect your leather from developing cracks and splits. Take an hour every month to inspect and clean the interior of your vehicle, as it is much easier to prevent interior damage than it is to repair it.

If you would like to learn more about how you can keep your car or truck safe and secure all winter long, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will help you get all the parts you need to handle any DIY project for the best prices in town.

 

 

 

 

 

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling