Why You Still Get Your Vehicle Detailed In The Winter

Winter Weather │ Most Important Time Of Year To Keep Cars Clean

Midwest winters are always unpredictable with blizzards, ice storms, and freezing rain.  One thing that we can always count on is the prepping roadways for the winter driving season.  Yes, of course, it keeps the road safe for your car. It can also cause problems for your vehicle. Not keeping your car detailed could save you money down the road.

If you've been out on the roads every winter you've no doubt seen the snow sliced on the side of the road. And also the salt.  Salt really helps conditions be a lot safer for driving. It can do a lot of damage to your car.

It's that time of year. Winter snow ice slush. It's all over the road and to combat the winter weather and the hard-working local municipalities of Kansas City lay down salt to keep the roads drivable.

The salt keeps us safe while we're on the road. It slowly eats away at our cars when they're off the road. It can eat away at your pipes on your undercarriage. This creates rust literally in days of exposure.

It's important to detail your car often. Most people don't think auto detailing this time of season just because of wet roads and snow.  But in this case with the road salt, it could cause structural damage to the vehicle. Could cause paint damage and corrosion especially on the undercarriage. The way to avoid all of that damage to routinely detail your car frequently.

Even if your car gets covered in snow and salt the next day clearing off that first layer of salt helps your car stay in tip-top shape especially on the undercarriage around the wheels, which is where we see the bulk of the salt snow ice.

There are a lot of options for car washes in the area. You can choose to keep your car clean via hand wash which is the best option for your car to get rid of the most salt or if you're in a rush, you can go to a drive-thru car wash for about ten dollars but you want to make sure you choose one that will wash the undercarriage. I'd rather pay 20 bucks once a week than paying hundreds of dollars down the road.

When it rains after a snow, it may look like your car is clean and free of the salt. But again most of the damage can be done from the salt on the undercarriage of your car and near the wheels parts where you don't necessarily see and they're not helped out by the rain. So it's important to keep your car detailed.

Guess what happens to the interior after you drag in a shoe print full of mud, water, and salt.  You deteriorate the dyes in the fabric, create mildew and bacteria which provides odors in the vehicle that can last for years.  Then eventually eating away the carpet. Don't get us started on how this can affect an appraisal if ever to attempt to trade or sell!

Simply just Google “car detail near me” and let Summit Detail wash and wax while you relax!


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