How to Keep Your Car Clean in Winter

A hand using ice scraper on a car's windshield
Canadian winter is tough on us and tougher on our cars Between the salt buildup, the easy possibility to miss regular maintenance and more, your vehicle can easily be at a disadvantage in winter. This is why the automobile experts at Budds’ Chevrolet Buick GMC have come up with tried and tested ways to keep your vehicle clean in winter to keep it safe and protected against dirt, salt, moisture and dirt. Read them below!

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4 Effective Ways to Clean Your Car in Winter 

  • Start with the mats: Always remember that winter floor protection can be just as significant as winter tires, so you must thoroughly clean your car mats throughout the winter to eliminate salt accumulation, debris and dirt. For winter, we recommend you use waterproof floor mats, as they protect the interior against foul smell and moisture. 
  • Avoid scrubbing: Car owners should avoid scrubbing the windows, seats, floors, and carpets to remove grinding particles like sand, salt, or dirt, as they may leave scratches. Instead, use a foamy soap gun to remove rigid particles from your car gently. 
  • Use grease or wax: Use a generous amount of industry-grade car wax or white lithium grease on your car doors, hood hinges, and trunks to prevent premature wear due to moisture or salt accumulation.
  • Keep an eye on the air filters: Car air filters effectively prevent dirt, pollen, dust, and other particles from entering your car’s ventilation system. In winter, these air filters become prone to debris, which is why you should consider replacing them often. 

For such auto care tips, get in touch with the experts at Budds’ Chevrolet Buick GMC by scheduling an appointment via calling us at 905-845-1681 or visiting our dealership in person at 410 South Service Rd West, Oakville, ON, today!