How to Care for Your Car’s Paintwork in Winter

Tend to Your Vehicle’s Paintwork in Winter 

Road salt, sleet, and snow that comes with winter not only means that drivers need to be more careful on the roads, but that vehicle paintwork is at risk. The wintery elements can inflict a lot of damage to your car’s paint finish, and can even damage it permanently. To keep your vehicle in top condition, read on.

Use a car wax. Ensure that your vehicle is protected at all times throughout the winter by using a specialized car wax. This helps to add a shiny and glossy finish to your car’s paintwork, while protecting it from the elements. A thick coat of wax will act as a shield against snow, wind, sleet, and rain.

Tend to chippings now. Examine your car – are there any current chips in the paintwork? If so, get them sorted now before the weather continues to get worse. If water gets trapped under previously cracked paintwork in the winter, it is likely that this will turn to ice and expand, further ripping the paint away from the vehicle. In order to avoid bigger problems, get your car paint chips fixed sooner rather than later.

Wash your car often. Road salt, dirt, snow, and sleet can cling to the paintwork. It’s important to wash this off on a regular basis to avoid permanent damage. Use a high-pressure spray when washing so that it cleans your car thoroughly and gets into those hard-to-reach areas.

Make sure you have the right auto insurance to meet your needs and your budget. Contact the professionals at Insurance Offices Ltd. in Reading, PA for assistance with your insurance.  We are ready to get you covered today.



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