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Ways to keep your car looking clean this winter
While the worst part of winter driving is arguably having to deal with hazardous conditions on the road like black ice, slush and snow, it can also take a major toll on your car's exterior. After the first major snowstorm of the season, you may notice your car's body covered in mud, sand and salt - all of which can chip away at paint. Here are some car travel tips and car safety tips to keep your vehicle looking clean this season.
Salt and sand can cause a costly amount of damage to your car's paint, according to RoadandTravel.com. Whether you do it yourself or hire professionals, make sure your car is frequently washed during the winter months. Pay special attention to your vehicle's undercarriage in order to remove harmful grime.
Car owners looking to prevent abrasive winter damage before it starts should also consider the benefits of waxing, FamilyCar.com reports. Wax helps fend off salt and sand to keep your car looking great. Be sure to wax early on in the season and again in mid-winter for the best results.
While there's no way to completely shield your car from the elements, keeping your vehicle tucked away in a garage is a great way to limit damage and grime. FamilyCar.com recommends storing your car whenever the weather turns nasty.