Will my car be okay to get washed when it’s cold outside?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Friday, February 19th, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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Winter car washing tips 

As the snow keeps falling and the temperature stays low, our vehicles take a beating. The salt from the roads could cause potential harm to your vehicleAs a way to protect your vehicle, car washes every few weeks should be on your list of to-dos. Keep reading for some tips on having your car washed in the winter. 

When you should avoid a car wash 

When the temperature dips below freezing, we strongly recommend not getting a car wash. Your door handles, locks and other components may freeze which may cause issues. As a way to clear off your vehicle until the temperature rises, you can use a clean towel to wipe off the salt from your vehicle. 

Which car wash to use if you do decide to get one 

If the salt is really building up on your vehicle and there is no warm weather in sight, there are some ways you can wash your car. Take your vehicle into a full-service car wash. These businesses typically have a warm center and dry your vehicle off before you leave the location. Otherwise, take your vehicle into a car wash in the middle of the day while it is still sunny and use the soft-touch service. Using the touch-free service will push water into smaller crevices which will be more difficult to dry off. 

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Read more tips and tricks: Should I drive for Uber, Door Dash or any other driving gigs? 

Have your vehicle serviced at Glendale Nissan 

If your vehicle is slipping too much and you need to change your tires or perhaps you need an oil change, we can help you out at Glendale Nissan. Schedule a service appointment from our website! 

Read more winter tips: What should I put on my driveway in the winter? 

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