Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean in Cold Weather

Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean in Cold Weather

It’s easy to drag out the hose and spend part of the afternoon washing your car during the warm summer months. Once the temperature drops, though, your motivation to get outside and clean your car also plummets.

Unfortunately, winter brings a lot of slush, salt, and other debris to the roads. If you don’t take care of your vehicle, that grime can build up and start causing problems for your car. Keep your vehicle looking great and running well with these tips for keeping your car clean in cold weather.

Take Advantage of Warmer Days

Trying to wash your car when it’s freezing outside is both miserable and counterproductive. Don’t put yourself through that. Instead, take advantage of those warmer winter days when they come around. Pay attention to the weather and try to choose a day when the temperatures creep into the 40s or higher. Take advantage of sunny afternoons, too, so you can enjoy the sunshine during the warmest part of the day.

Keep the Right Tools on Hand

If you’re just using a sponge and a bucket of soapy water, it’s time to up your car care game. Choosing the right car cleaning tools helps you give your car the best protection against salt and other winter grime. When it comes to maintaining the interior and exterior of your vehicle, a little investment goes a long way.

Protect the Carpet With Floor Mats

Once the roads and sidewalks are covered in salt, you’re going to start tracking it into your vehicle. Salt and other debris can soak into your car’s carpet and quickly cause stains and other damage. One of the simplest ways to keep your car clean in winter is to place rubber mats on the floor of your vehicle. Flexible rubber mats are an easy way to add a layer of protection for your car’s carpet so the interior of your vehicle still looks great once spring comes around.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.