During the warmer months of summer, it’s almost easier to take care of your car’s interior and exterior with regular washes. However, in the winter, the weather can often prevent you from having your car cleaned. This is why it is so important to prepare your car for winter before the first few inches of snow begin to fall.
Just as winter can take its toll on your skin, so too can this season cause additional wear to the body of your vehicle. If you want to keep your car’s paint in the best possible shape, you need to take the necessary measures in advance. This means giving your car a thorough clean before polishing and sealing the paint with a top quality wax. Sealing your paint is much like applying sunscreen before venturing out in the summer or protective lotion in the winter. It’s that added layer of defence against the elements and the harsh effects of road salt.
Preparing your vehicle for winter is not just about the exterior. The interior can also take a great deal of punishment within these few months. The way in which you prepare the interior of your car will depend on the materials. For example, leather needs to be treated while temperatures are still mild. Once temperatures drop too low, the leather won’t be able to absorb the treatment solution which means that it won’t have much of an effect. In addition, if you don’t treat the leather at all, it could dry out and become brittle. Vinyl, wood, and other types of trim also need to be treated with the appropriate substances for best results. Like leather, if you neglect the trim of your car’s interior, it could result in dry, brittle, or even cracked surfaces.
Other areas of your car that will need detailing prior to the onset of winter include the tires, rims, and convertible top if you have one. It’s also important to remember to clean your vehicle regularly throughout the winter months. Cleaning the exterior of your car in winter will mean that the road salt and other potentially harmful substances will be removed rather than left to penetrate and damage your paintwork.
Cleaning the interior of your vehicle during winter will help prevent the carpets from becoming matted, and your vehicle will look newer for longer. Not to mention the amount of dust that can build up on the dashboard, in the seats, and in all those tiny grooves. Just imagine turning on your heater only to get blasted by a dusty vent.
At Wash Me Now, we understand just how harsh Toronto winters can be as well as how to provide one of your most valuable assets with the best protection. Our fully stocked mobile service will come to you for added convenience.