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8 Vital Winter Car Care Tips

If you live in an area where snowing is a daily incident, then this article will be helpful to you. Oftentimes we struggle to keep our cars clean during snow time. But not anymore.

Just read my following tips. Apply them in your cars and see the results for yourself.

You’ll be amazed. You’ll think why haven’t you done this before?

So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Fill up your Tank

The first thing you want to do is fill your fuel tank. Imagine being stuck somewhere and finding out your fuel tank is empty. That will be a disaster. 

If you have your fuel tank full, you can at least keep the engine running while you’re calling for help. If you don’t have fuel, then my friend, it’s going to be tough out there.

The next thing about fuel is its heavy. Normally fuel tanks are at the back of most cars. If you have enough fuel then the weight gives your tires more grip and traction. That traction is something you’ll miss if you don’t have enough fuel.

Combat Parking

Make sure you park your car in combat parking. Combat parking is basically parking your car backward first. You might wonder, what help will that do?

Well, when you’re getting your car first thing in the morning, you will have better visibility. It’s safer to drive when you’re not reversing your car.

During snow time, the visibility gets low. It’s really hard to see if anyone’s standing in the path. So, if the car is in combat parking, then one can clearly see who’s at the front.

Wiper Fluid

Make sure you have full wiper fluid in the car. Wiper fluid helps the windshield clean during snow time. But if there’s no wiper fluid then it gets really messy. That’s why it’s really important to have full wiper fluid.

Water Resistant Silicone Lubricant

I’m going to share a problem. Tell me whether you’ve faced this or not. If you live in a cold country.

Imagine you going out. You took your car keys out and as soon as you put your keys inside the door, it won’t go in.

Or maybe you’ve unlocked the door. But as soon as you try to open the door, it’s not coming out.

Or maybe you want to check something in the engine area. You try to open the hood. But it’s not opening.

All of these things happen because water is usually stuck in these areas and gets frozen. So what to do in this situation?

You want a water-resistant silicone lubricant. This lubricant mainly repels water. It doesn’t let any water stay where it’s sprayed. So if there’s no water, nothing will get frozen.

So you can spray some lubricant in your key insert area. You can have some lubricant in a clean cloth and place that in the corners of your window. That way you won’t have to deal with this unwanted problem.

Protect Side Glass

How often did you wake up in the morning, go to your car, and find the side mirrors covered in snow? I know, it happens to everyone. There’s a very simple hack to this. You can grab a zip lock bag and cover the side mirrors with it.

That way, your mirrors won’t get covered by the snow and when you take your car out all you have to do is remove the zip lock bag.

Protect front mirror

It gets very messy when you start cleaning your front mirror. There’s actually a great solution to it. There are plenty of mirror cloth available in the market. Just grab one and place that gently on the mirror.

Your front mirror will be snow-free. When you drive the car, all you have to do is remove the cloth.

Removing snow from the car

When it comes to removing snow from the top of your car you can do it in 2 ways.

You can use a brush and a microfiber towel to cover that brush. Now just gently use the brush to remove all the snow.

The reason you should add a microfiber towel is it will keep your car surface scratch-free.

Another thing that you can do is, use a leaf blower. If the snow or ice is not hard enough then you can easily remove all the snow using a leaf blower.

Cleaning Driveway

When you’re cleaning the driveway, you will be using a shovel to remove that snow. But one thing you’ll notice is a lot of snow will get stuck inside the shovel. Eventually, the inside area will get smaller and you’ll get less snow inside.

How to tackle this problem?

You can use a spray wax, and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then clean it with a microfiber cloth. Now no snow will get stuck inside the shovel.

If there’s any ice stuck on any mirror, you can use a zip lock bag, fill it with warm water, and let it slide the glass. It will melt the ice in no time.

So, that’s about it. That’s pretty much all the tips and tricks you can use during snow time. Share this article with your friends and family so that they can benefit from this as well.

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