How do I protect my vehicle’s paint job this winter?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service and Maintenance, Tips & Tricks on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 3:00 pm
2020 Ford Explorer in snow

Tips and Tricks for Protecting Your Car’s Paint in Winter Months

Winter in Minnesota can be long and harsh, especially for your car. Not only can it be difficult driving through snow and ice, but the rock salt commonly used on roads is corrosive and can damage paint over time. It is important to take steps to protect your vehicle’s exterior paint during the long winter months, so if you want to learn how, continue reading below.

Tips and Tricks for Protecting Your Car’s Paint This Winter

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If you want to keep your vehicle looking sharp, it’s a no brainer to proactively take steps toward protecting the paint job. Luckily, there are several things you can do to protect that precious paint and clear-coat paint going into and during the winter months. Continue reading below to learn how.

Wash Your Vehicle Regularly

Many people enjoy washing their vehicle at home, but winter poses a challenge for any individual who doesn’t have a spigot in their garage. Rather than skipping the regular wash, it is important to go out of your way to clean corrosive materials off of the vehicle’s exterior, because if left on for too long, it can support the formation of rust both on the exterior paint and the underbody.  


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Wax Your Vehicle Every Few Months

Waxing a car is a very important part of protecting the paint job and enhancing resale value, although car owners often neglect the preventative maintenance. Car wax protects the clearcoat and exterior paint, and if a vehicle goes too long without being waxed, the paint can fade. With winter approaching and the inevitable threat of rock salt corroding the clear coat or paint, it is a smart move to wax your vehicle every few months.

Park Vehicle in Garage

Drivers who have the option to park their vehicle in a garage should do so. This way, Your vehicles are exterior is protected from harsh winter weather, UV rays, critters and other potentially harmful elements. Plus, when your vehicle is parked in a garage you can provide a waterless car wash to keep your ride looking sharp.   


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Learn About Detailing Services in Pine River, MN

If you want to prepare your vehicle for how long Minnesota winter, one of the best ways to do so is by waxing did your car. If you’re interested in letting the professionals at Kimber Creek Ford detail your vehicle, schedule an appointment today. Both the Pine River Special and the Supreme detail packages offer a deluxe handwash, tar removal, wax and more. Click here to learn more about the detailing services offered at Kimber Creek Ford.

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