Ah, the winter season. It’s a love or hate type of season, and one thing is for sure: winter HATES cars. Snow, ice, salt – you name it. All of these things mean bad news for driving or the exterior of your car. Driving in ice/slush/wet conditions is the worst, and although salt helps lessen the risks, it leaves behind terrible residue.
Luckily, there are some simple actions you can take to clean and protect your vehicle this winter.
1. Wash Away All That Salt
First and foremost, get all that salt off your car! Whether it’s on the outside or inside, it’s extremely harmful and needs to be dealt with. Some people may think the rain or light water washes it away, but that’s far from the truth. There’s still residue that remains, and a lot of the time it’s in small crevices causing big problems. We recommend getting a professional car wash after each snow storm and installing heavy-duty mats for your car, not just for winter, but this season would be a good start.
2. Clean Your Windows
Your car windows are going to become fogged-up this winter – I guarantee it. That’s bad enough; you don’t need them being dirty for even less visibility. It’s tough for the slightest of streaks across your windows to go unnoticed, so be sure to clean them off orfollow this quick life-hack to prevent it completely.
3. Don’t Forget Your Tires and Rims
When it comes to tires, they receive a good amount of the brunt on a car and often get overlooked. Do them a favor and give them a good scrubbing this winter. If you’re one of the types to want them looking good, you already know this. There’s a lot of chemicals, salts, and road grunge that gets into all the tightest places on your tires and rims, so whether it’s at a car wash or in your driveway, do them a favor and help prevent them from being completely rotted-out with a little TLC.