What Can I Do to Prepare My Car For Winter?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events & News, Tips & Tricks on Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 3:42 pm
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As much as we try to ignore it, winter is coming. The chill in the air is more and more present as we get into the fall season. It won’t be long before the morning dew turns into a morning frost. So, it’s good to start thinking about how to protect your car in the winter.

How exactly do we go about protecting our cars from the elements? It’s a tricky question to answer, but there are a lot of great innovations out there. There are a few different things to consider when you’re thinking about how to prepare for winter. We’ll run through a few of the main concerns and show you how to beat them.

How To Protect Your Car in Winter

Snow will obviously be one of the biggest concerns in the winter. A buildup of snow not only makes your morning commute longer, but it can drain the heat out of your interior. If you don’t own a garage, then you should own a snow shelter. This will help keep snow from piling on your car and help keep things warm. You can also place cardboard or a towel over your windshield to prevent frost and condensation build-up. A good coat of cooking spray can help get your door open if its frozen shut.

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Toothpaste will help your headlights stay clear and clean in the winter. The other big form of protection is washing and waxing your car. This will help remove debris, dirt, and salt, while the layer of wax offers protection going forward. Regularly removing salt from your car, especially the underbody, will go a long way towards keeping your car healthy.


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You should also consider getting a tune-up before winter to make sure everything is looking good. Schedule an appointment with the service center here at Highland Ford whenever you need some work done. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to help.

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