There are many practical reasons why you should prepare your car before the winter weather arrives.
It’s important to put a buffer between your car’s paint and the winter elements. When it turns cold, you’re dealing with everything from decomposing leaves covering your car to snow, ice, dirt, grime and road salt. They all stick to your car and can do damage to your paint.
You wouldn’t leave your home without a coat or gloves to protect your body from the cold, snow or ice. Your car deserves the same level of protection.
During the winter months, your car’s paint, tires, glass, plastic and other surfaces will be at the mercy of the elements, including wind, rain, sleet, snow, sand, gravel, cinders, salt and road oil.
Fall is your best opportunity to prepare your car with a protective layer that will protect your vehicle from the harsh winter elements – from your paint to your tires and interior.
Your car is most likely to be scratched during the winter months from road debris. Due to extreme temperature change, from freezing cold to warmer days, paint will eventually crack and oxidation sets in. Washing your car often and inspecting for paint chips and scratches, is a quick and easy way to reduce paint oxidation caused by winter road damage.
We recommend the following when preparing your vehicle for the winter months ahead.
- Treat Leather Interior
- Protect Your Car’s Tires
- Clean Wheels & Rims
- Treat Exterior Trim
If your car has expensive and delicate wheels, think about removing each wheel and have them cleaned, inspected, and sealed, plus scrub the tires thoroughly.
Other parts of your car’s exterior need extra protection, such as the bumpers, trim and rubber door seals. These materials are affected by extreme temperatures and the sun’s ultraviolet rays. UV radiation causes fading, hardening and cracking, especially in the winter with a reduced ozone layer.
Especially in the Northeast region, winter preparation will help your car survive into Spring, in good condition. Take a weekend before cold weather sets in and let Osceola Garage winterize your vehicle from top to bottom with our “Auto Detailing Service” and “Fall Maintenance Package,” that includes: oil change, complete inspection, add fluids, check belts, lights antifreeze, brakes, suspension, steering, cabin and air filters, and tire rotation. Now, you’ll be ready for the winter months.
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