If you think detailing your car is just for those spring and summer months where the sun can glint off the freshly polished and waxed exterior, think again. Here’s why you should detail in winter:
One of the number one enemies is road salt. It can eat through your car’s finish and contribute to premature rusting. Detailing in winter with a thorough process including a car wash, polish and wax to get that corrosion-causing road salt off your car and lay down a protective layer that will help keep it off your car as winter wears on.
Even if you live in an area where they don’t salt the roads, the caked-on snow, ice, mud and grime can trap moisture against your car’s finish with—you guessed it—the same result: A ruined finish and an early trip to the junkyard because of rust that could have been prevented or at least delayed with a good detail in winter.
But it’s not just your car’s exterior that needs attention. A thorough detail in winter is important for your car’s interior, too. Every time you get in your vehicle with wet, muddy or snowy shoes, your carpet takes a hit. It needs to be cleaned more often, not less, when winter rolls around. And your shoes likely aren’t the only part of you bringing grit and grime into your car. Cloth and leather interiors both need more frequent vacuuming during the winter months to prevent scratches, rips and tears.
And how about those temperature extremes? From freezing (or below freezing) temperatures to the occasional bright sunny day, your leather, vinyl and plastic parts go through a lot of contracting and expanding with the cold and heat. Proper regular conditioning of those surfaces will prevent them from becoming dry, brittle and cracking apart.
Mr. Clean Car Wash offers the same full range of detailing services year-round, because your car needs that kind of care in winter, summer, spring and fall. And with these specials, you can even save some money!