The first snowfall is so enjoyable and exciting, so immaculate!! Until you realize the snow won’t melt away and it’s here to stay! How do we survive snowy and icy roads? Follow these next winter hacks to stay safe and protect your vehicle!
Winter tires are extremely important, they provide the much needed traction to keep your vehicle stable and family safe. If you’d like to know how essential winter tires are and the difference between all season tires, head on over to our article: Driving safe during cold months in Kitchener.
A simple tip to make sure the tread of your tires make contact with the road is to inflate your tires! The air of tires tend to shrink in cold weather, keep in mind to consistently keep your tires inflated. Another layer of protection is to either use a detailer’s wheel glaze, it’s a preventive wax for brake dust adhesion.
Windshield and Wipers:
It’s crucial to get a windshield washer that is a cleaner and especially antifreeze! This will allow you to have a clean windshield and also help protect the windshield from freezing.
Removing Ice and Snow:
Scraping of the ice and snow can be tricky, it’s always useful to have good ice scrapers or snow movers. Our tips when shopping for these tools, is to look for heavy duty scrapers that are safe for the surface of your vehicle!
Protect your garage:
Ever considered a mat for your garage? These mats are starting to be popular because of how beneficial they are. Look for a heavy duty garage mat, it’s a smart designed mat that has a raised and removable lip around the edges. The raised lip helps to hold water and fluids until you have the time to remove it. This mat is also great to prevent oil stains on the concrete floor.
Protect your vehicle with a cover:
Let’s say you have no way to park indoors, a simple and useful solution is to protect your vehicle with a car cover. When shopping for a cover, make sure to look out for these important features. The cover should be heavy duty but lightweight, also it’s essential for the cover to protect your vehicle from humidity and impact!
Protect the Paint:
During cold months, it’s usual to use salt for safety purposes. Salty roads also play against vehicles because the salt damages cars and if not careful removes the paint of the car. In order to keep the paint safe, it’s important to apply a quality wax or sealant. We prefer sealants due to their long durability and low maintenance.
Let us know about your winter hacks, we would love to hear about how you survive the winter months! We hope to hear from you soon, until next time, stay safe and warm!
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