Temperatures are dropping below freezing in many parts of the country and many cities are covered in snow. With roads being constantly treated, you’re probably eager to wash your car and get rid of the salt stains. Washing your car in the winter is an important part of car care.
When Do I Wash It?
You should be washing your car every other week in winter months. If you are driving frequently on roads that are heavily salted, consider washing your car once a week to prevent salt from building up.
Where Do I Wash It?
If you are going to wash your car at home, you should use soap that is specifically made for washing cars to get the best and safest was possible. Warm water will help to melt some of the grime off of the car. We do suggest getting your car washed at a professional car wash where they are able to wash the underside of the car where salt can settle. It can be hard to wash your car thoroughly at home in winter months.
Is It Safe to Wash It?
Washing your car in winter is safe but you should avoid washing your car if temperatures are below freezing. The water will freeze onto the car if temperatures are freezing outside which can result in frozen water and windows. If you do wash your car on a particularly cold day, drive around for a bit and turn the heater up beforehand to prevent the water from freezing when you hit the car wash.
Why Do I Wash It?
Roads in winter months are often covered in salt, snow, ice, and water. If any of these substances sit on your car for an extended amount of time, your car might start to rust. Rust can eat away at the body of your car and compromise the way the car functions. Washing your car will prevent rust from forming on your car and will help you preserve your vehicle. If you take care of your car now, it will pay off in the long run when your car is well-maintained in the years to come.
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