When it comes to maintaining and protecting your car, bad weather is the one hazard that seems the most unstoppable—whether that be wearing down your car as it endures harsh environments to dealing with direct due to circumstances such as hail. To help you keep your car safe and looking good, let us give you some tips for protecting your car against bad weather.
Helter Skelter Gimme Shelter
The best thing you can do is keep your car safely housed in a garage or any other kind of cover to protect it from tree branches knocked off in a storm, hail, or any other environmental hazard that could fall and hit your car. If you don’t have any kind of garage or carport, then be mindful of where you park. If you’re anticipating a big storm, avoid parking under trees or near bushes in case the storm blows debris around. In the winter, if your area often experiences hail, you should look into getting a hail blanket to keep your car’s windows from being smashed in.
Wax on, Wax off
Regularly washing and waxing your car is the key to making sure the finish doesn’t fade and crack as well as staving off rust from forming on your car. When roads are salted in the winter to melt the ice, the salt gets stuck to your car and can melt the paint off and cause rust to form.
Preventing rust and erosion is also a good reason to invest in car detailing to give your car an extra protective layer that will also keep your car looking as good as the day you got it. The only missing piece will be that new car smell, but at least trained professionals will make sure it has only the best servicing.
Warm It Up
The easiest tip for protecting your car against bad weather is, during the winter, to start your car and let it warm up for a minute or two before you get moving. This will keep your engine from wearing down and taking on undue stress as it tries to operate before thawing. It’s like how you warm up before you work out so that your limbs are loose and limber for the real thing.