Winter is Coming to Woodstock

With all the fallen leafs, dust from dying trees, and ragweed pollen, there are plenty of auto washing needs to keep your Woodstock quick wash scrubbing away fall grime. But with Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your car’s exterior. Although Georgia winters are usually mild, cold weather contaminates like ice and road salt wear at your paint, leaving your car cold and weary come spring.

winter carWaxing Your Car for Winter

Car waxing is one of the best ways to extend the life of your vehicle. Not only does a regular wax give your automobile that new car shine, it protects your paint from sun, rain, sleet, and chemicals on the road. Experts recommend waxing your car several times a year, including late fall to prepare your car for the harsher conditions of winter. Wash your car before you wax to remove chemicals and contaminates from your paint. Apply quality wax for lasting protection, and consider getting your car detailed for that extra boost before winter.

Winter Automobile Prep

Protecting your car’s exterior from cold weather damage will increase the lifespan of your vehicle, but the winterization doesn’t end with a pre-winter car wax. To save yourself car trouble (and frostbite), ensure your car is well maintained before the cold fronts hit. In the coming weeks, car owners should:

  • Check tire tread and replace worn tires
  • Check windshield wipers
  • Replace car fluids like antifreeze and wiper fluid
  • Keep car body and windshield free of fallen leaves and other debris
  • Check your emergency car kit and restock low or expired supplies
  • Replace your floor mats
  • Lubricate locks, seams, and weather strips to prevent them from freezing
  • Test your car battery
  • Schedule routine car maintenance as necessary

Stop by Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail for a pre-winter carwash and professional wax, and peruse our selection of quality floor mats and other car supplies while you wait.

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