Jan 26, 2023
Top 10 Ways Car Detailing Can Help You Through the Winter
Car detailing during the winter months is almost a completely different beast than it is the rest of the year. Snow and ice on the roads make for dangerous driving conditions while also providing a medium that will store chemicals that are harmful to your car’s paint such as oil and salt. Auto Beauty Center in Independence Missouri knows the winter hazards all too well, that’s why we have compiled this list of the top 10 benefits of car detailing in the winter.
For most people, their car gets much dirtier in the winter than it does in the summer. While the chemicals in the slush and snow can be harmful to your paint job, it also makes your car look ugly. This may not be an important reason for everyone, but especially if your have a nicer vehicle or have clients to impress, you want to make sure your car is looking its best.
9. Salt Damage
As already mentioned, road salt in the slush and ice getting stuck on your car can be harmful to your paint. These chemicals can also be harmful to the plastic, rubber, and metal of your vehicle’s exterior. Your interior is not safe from these chemicals either, if you’ve ever noticed the white build up on your interior carpets or mats? That is road salt that has been dissolved in water and reappears when the water evaporates.
Largely because of the chemicals that were just mentioned, the interior and exterior surfaces of your vehicle need extra care and attention from car detailing. The use of waxes, sealants and ceramic coating can help protect your paint. Our MING mirror finish is a perfect solution for this problem.
Nothing is more important while driving and operating a vehicle than being able to see. We’ve all seen someone risking their safety and the safety of others by driving around without fully clearing the ice off their windshield. This is not only a safety issue, but also a fineable offense. That said, the snow and ice on your windshield could also contain salt and road grime. This means that if your windows are not properly washed frequently throughout the winter, it could potentially become a permanent visual impairment problem.
6. Break the Ice
If it builds up in the wrong places, ice build up can become a serious issue for your vehicle’s health. Ice can build up on almost any part of the vehicle, door handles, wiper blades, side view mirrors, even the backup cameras. Ice building up in cracks and seals between panels or doors can potentially lead to cracks or damage to the paint and other surfaces.
5. Snow or Ice Falling from vehicles
Snow and ice build-up on the undercarriage of your vehicle is a common sight. And while it’s easy to see a block of tightly packed snow behind your tire and identify the possible dangers to your own safety, few will think of the possible danger to others. This snow and ice can fall from your vehicle’s undercarriage and potentially fly out from under it causing safety issues for other drivers.
Yet another problem you might not consider is that the grime building up on your car could easily be hiding damage to your car’s exterior. It’s impossible to see rust spots beginning or and new rock chips in your windshield under the ice on your vehicle. Regular car detailing will make sure your vehicle remains as clean as possible and makes it possible to see the problems lying underneath the snow and ice.
3. Mold and Mildew
Tracking water into your vehicle over the course of the winter can be a serious problem. It’s easy to not think about it, but the small deposits of water left over and over can result in the growth of mold and mildew. Not only is this a potential health hazard, but the odors that come with the temperature rising in the summer could become a nuisance to you.
While it might not seem as important as the other benefits, the impact a properly cared for car can have on your mental health is impossible to ignore. Studies have shown that people with cleaner houses are happier than those with messy houses, the same can apply to cars. A dirty vehicle carries bigger issues than just clutter and junk. Dirty vehicles also mean germs, bacteria and viruses.
The biggest danger with driving in the winter is the icy roads. Because of this, it’s crucial to make sure you switch to winter tires once the temperatures fall under 50 degrees. Winter tires perform much better on icy roads. Make sure to switch back once the temperatures climb back over an average of 50 degrees.
If you need auto detailing on your vehicle, Auto Beauty Center in Independence, Missouri is the place to go. You can call us at (816) 252-1978 or contact us online through our website. We’re your one-stop shop for professional auto detailing needs.