Wash Your Car in The Winter – Your Pockets Will Thank You!
Run Your Car Through the Car Wash at least twice a month in the Winter
Have you ever heard the saying “a clean car is a happy car”? In regards to maintenance and the overall health of your vehicle, this saying could not be more true. In states where snow, rain, and slush are prevalent, taking your car through the car wash is extremely important. The salt along with moisture is a main contributor of rust. Road salt is imminent to safe winter driving, but it is also extremely corrosive and over time it can cause extensive damage to vehicles. The biggest threat salt poses to a vehicle is rust, if not washed off in a timely manner can cause severe damage to you car.
It is very important to get under-care with the car wash that you choose. This will help protect and wash away salt along with other damage causing debris. Don’t forget about those expensive rims, brakes, rotors and fuel/brake lines as well. Being thorough when it comes to car care really pays off down the road. If you plan to have your vehicle a long time, maintaining a clean car along with regular maintenance is a great place to start.
Today’s cars also have in-cabin filters. Some are HEPA filters and can cause fume inhalation along with allergies – change both inside and outside air filters to prevent this. Remember the inside of your car is just as important as the outside. Make sure your windows are working properly along with the lights and gauges. If water gets inside any electrical parts, from power windows to ignition switches, it will prove to be very costly.
Please see this helpful article from certified mechanics to find out what you should be doing to maintain your vehicle’s health: