What’s the Right Temperature for a Winter Carwash?

In Woodstock we typically don’t have to worry about road salt or heavy ice, but keeping your car clean in winter should still be high on your priority list. Get ahead of the erratic winter weather by knowing what temperature is best for a winter carwash.

Temperature and Winter Carwashes

Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail is dedicated to giving our customers the best possible service. We close our doors when weather conditions aren’t conducive to a good carwash, like when it rains or gets too cold. But how cold is too cold for a carwash? As long as the outside temperature is above freezing, it shouldn’t hurt your car to wash it. However, a few quick tips will protect your car when the weather is cold:

  • If possible, park in a garage
  • Keep your car running for several minutes after going through an automatic carwash
  • Prevent locks from freezing by placing your key in the door and turning it to displace water
  • For extra protection, spray locks with a de-icer after your carwash

Winter Car Wax

cold winter morning - frosted carsWaxing your car is important in any season, but during the winter a car wax provides extra protection. A winter car wax will protect your paint from debris and road contaminants, temperature fluctuations, and winter precipitation. It also extends the life of a carwash, allowing car owners to visit the carwash less frequently during the winter. For the most effective auto wax, come to Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail when the temperature is above 50 degrees.

If you’re not sure whether the weather is right for a winter carwash, call Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail. We’re happy to answer questions about cold weather carwashes and winter detailing, and our answering machine is always available during off-hours.

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