Winter is here and we think your car might be in fear.
Admittedly, South Africa is not famous for snowy winter days and frosty cold nights. But just because we don’t experience tons of snow fall doesn’t mean the same winter car care rules don’t apply.
Luckily, Janson Auto-detailing Port Elizabeth is here to share a handy winter car maintenance tip or two with you.
Tip 1: Choose to use professional auto-detailing services
To (tip) start off, it’s important to understand that professionally caring for your car helps preserve your car’s original paintwork and maintains its resale value.
No, we’re not talking about taking your car to a cheap car wash. We’re talking about sending your car for a full valet.
As a working professional you may not always have the time and resources to give your car the attention it needs, investing in car-detailing not only saves you time but it will save you money in the long run.
To book your affordable car valet today, please contact us.
Now, on to the car care tips.
Tip 2: Wax on, winter off
Sadly, winter weather not only dulls your tan but it also dulls your car’s paint and shine. This makes your car more vulnerable to rust and oxidation.
In order to keep your vehicle clean and protected all winter long make sure to thoroughly wax your vehicle’s exterior before the cold weather hits.
Tip 3: Check your tyres for tire
Smooth and worn out tyres are dangerous no matter what the season or weather, however they are exceptionally hazardous in wet and icy conditions.
Therefore, in order to avoid any regrets, check your tyres regularly and treat them accordingly.
Consistent use of a high quality tyre dressing not only keeps your tyres looking good during harsh weather seasons but it also provides a helpful barrier to the elements that can cause tyre rubber to deteriorate.
Side note: The law requires your tyre tread must be at least 1 millimetre. And your insurance won’t pay out if you are in an accident and your tyre tread is below the legal limit.
Tip 4: Don’t make your interior inferior
Although your car’s exterior is the part facing all of the nasty weather, winter elements can also cause damage to your car's upholstery.
Dirty children with muddy shoes have a knack for staining everything in their path. Your car is no exception.
Make sure to treat and remove any car floor mat stains and car seat stains immediately to avoid any permanent damage.
Alternatively, bring it in for a detailing. (your car please, not your child)
Tip 5: Paintless Dent Removal
In winter, trolley and hail dents occupy our nightmares, leaving us frightened to park in our local supermarket carpark or venture out on stormy days.
Fatefully, you will eventually have to undertake the brave task of going to get milk and for the unfortunate few, your vehicle may incur a dent or two along the way.
Having to drive around with that type of guilt can’t be easy.
Luckily, Paintless dent removal or PDR is the answer to your dent repair prayers.
PDR unlike panel beating does not require dent filing or car respraying, and not to mention, doesn’t cost as much or take half as long as the outdated panel beating method.
For your convenience (of course), we offer certified paintless dent removal services for any type of vehicle, making us your one stop car care shop.
For more information, please contact us.