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What You Need to Do for Your Car After Winter

By Product Expert | Posted in How To, Seasonal, Service on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 6:22 pm
Four cars on lifts in an auto repair shop

The end of winter is always a cause for calibration. Less snow and more sunshine is one of the best things to hear in the weather report. Life becomes so much easier when you don’t have to worry about snow and ice overtaking the roads. 

With how harsh winter can be, most people take precautions to protect their car over these frigid months. Now that the winter is over, it’s time to start bringing our cars into the new season as well. How exactly do you go about thawing your car out? We’ll show you our process for de-winterizing a car. 

How to De-Winterize a Car 

Once there have been a few days above freezing you should think about getting your car washed as soon as possible. A good car wash is especially important if you haven’t had one at all this winter. Salt build-up is not good for your car or its underbody, so removing that as soon as possible is paramount. It will slowly leech away paint and rust parts of your car if you let it linger. A nice coat of wax will also help protect your car in case there is a freak flurry in April. 

Frost covering a car
Car going through a carwash

It is also important to thoroughly check the overall condition of your car, especially the tires. Cold air will sap the pressure from your tires, so it’s good to check in on your tires and top them off if needed. This is also the perfect time to check your wiper blades to see if they accumulated any damage over the winter. Cold puts a lot of stress on your cars, so making sure they survived winter in one piece is important. 


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