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How Do I Winterize My Vehicle?

By NopponPAT


As the temperatures start to dip and the days get shorter, it's important to winterize your vehicle. A few simple steps will help ensure that your car is ready to face the cold seaside weather head-on, keeping you safe and comfortable all season long. 


Winter Weather Can Be Hard On Your Vehicle

The cold weather, road salt, and other winter hazards can take a toll on your vehicle's exterior. But you can take some easy steps to protect your car or truck from winter damage. In this blog post, we'll give you tips on keeping your vehicle looking good all winter long.


Here are a few tips on how to winterize your vehicle

  • Inspect your tires. This is one of the most important things you can do to prepare your car for winter. Check the tread depth and tire pressure, and if necessary, invest in a set of all-weather tires. They may cost more upfront, but they'll be worth it when you find yourself driving on icy roads. 
  • Wash and wax your car. This will help protect the paint from salt and other debris that can build up during the winter months.
  • Get your vehicle's underbody coated with rust-proofing material. This will help to prevent rust and corrosion.
  • Invest in a set of good quality all-weather floor mats. This will help to protect your carpets from mud and snow. 
  • Maintain your vehicle windshield wipers. Rain can surprise us, and you want to prepare yourself in case it does.

Stay Safe This Winter And Prepare Your Vehicle For Mother Nature's Worst

By taking a few simple steps now, you can help ensure that your vehicle is properly winterized and ready to face the cold weather head-on. Inspecting your tires, washing and waxing your car, and putting together an emergency kit are all great ways to get started. Stay safe out there!

If you need help winterizing your vehicle's exterior this season, contact CARSTAR Robert's Collision in Monterey, CA, today! Please schedule an appointment with us today, and see what makes us so unique in the Monterey community!


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