Cold-Weather Car Maintenance

Winter can be tough on your car’s exterior. Here are a few of the reasons why:

  • In lower temperatures, paint becomes less flexible, which makes it more susceptible to damage from things like hail, road debris, scrapes and bumps.
  • When temperatures drop significantly, the expansion and contraction of the body of your car can lead to stress on the paint layers, which can cause small cracks and peeling.
  • Salt and de-icing chemicals used to keep roads safe during winter weather events are corrosive and may lead to paint damage. 
  • Cold weather can cause a windshield with a chip to crack, spread or even break.

What you can do:

  • Wash your car regularly to remove salt, chemicals and debris from your vehicle’s surface, preventing long-term damage.
  • Apply a high-quality wax to provide an extra layer of protection against the elements.
  • If snow piles up on your car, use the proper brushes and other tools to remove it so you don’t damage your car’s surface or your windshield.
  • Consider having rustproofing and undercoating applied to your vehicle – this can help protect it from the corrosive effects of salt and road chemicals.
  • Get your windshield crack fixed – don’t let a small problem become a big one.
  • Take care of any dents or dings, scratches or quickly, before cold weather and moisture can cause it to rust, corrode or expand.

We Make It Easy!

If you do wind up with cold-weather-related cosmetic damage to your car, we’ll be glad to help! Contact us right away to get a free estimate. Fixing problems quickly is key to keeping your car looking great for many years to come.

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February 26, 2024
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