Top Tips for looking after your car in winter

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Winter season is finally here and this means several types of weather conditions including wind, rain, snow and more. Follow this guide for an easy how to in order to keep yourself safe for driving in these weather conditions.

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Step 1 – Defrosting

Snow may fall on your window screen and get on areas it shouldn’t be. Top Tip: It is best to have no snow on your car if you can prevent it as snow can fall off especially off the top of your car. Start by using a Bottle and Trigger Spray and fill with Rubbing Alcohol 70%. Spray the icy windows and the rest of your car and dry with an old towel. This will not only get rid of ice but will help prevent fogging and leave your windows with a streak-free shine. Win Win! Clear and clean windows!

Top Tip: Please make sure the snow is completely clear of the roof, lights and number plates. This will help avoid accidents.

Step 2 – Cleaning alloys

Making sure your wheels are clean during winter is a must. Use our Alloy Wheel Cleaner from our Ultimate Car Valeting Kit to keep your alloys looking brand new! For a guide to cleaning your alloys – click here.

Step 3 – Cleaning the car

Keeping your car clean will prevent your car from looking dirty and will mean your number plates can be seen at all time. It also helps to keep bacteria away from your car making you less likely to get ill. Use our Multi Purpose Cleaner from Ultimate Car Valeting Kit to keep the outside of your car clean. For a guide to cleaning your car – click here.

Step 4 – Cleaning your windows

Cleaning the windows of your car will make sure no snow will get in the way when driving. Use our Glass & Window cleaner from our Ultimate Car Valeting Kit to keep snow away. Simply spray the glass & window cleaner on windows, allow to soak for 5 – 10 minutes. Use a cloth to clean windows. Repeat if necessary.

Step 5 – Shelter

If you can, put your car inside the garage to avoid snow. If not, try using a shield to cover.

Step 6 – Car battery

Make sure to check your car battery, in cold and damp weather this can be a battery killer.

Step 7 – Screen wash

Winter weather is frequently wet, this means that you’ll spend a lot of time using your windscreen. Ensure that your car has enough screen wash to make journeys in case needed. The best screen wash to make sure that your windows are clean and streak free is Rubbing Alcohol 70%. For this solution add one gallon of distilled water to a clean, empty container, add one cup of window and glass cleaner and Rubbing Alcohol 70%. Mix well by shaking the container and add the solution to your car.

Step 8 – Exterior lights

Make sure to check that your exterior lights are clean, visible and working. To clean use a Bottle and Trigger Spray and use Rubbing Alcohol 70%. Spray on the lights and wipe with an old cloth.

Step 9 – Inside of your car

Keeping your car clean is an essential, especially to avoid getting ill. Clean the inside of your car using Rubbing Alcohol 70%. Spray this with a Bottle and Trigger Spray and use an old cloth to wipe down.

Step 10 – Keeping a fresh smell

To make sure to keep a fresh smell all around this winter, use our Citrus Air Freshener from our Ultimate Car Valeting Kit. Simply spray a few pumps and leave for it to distribute evenly. Repeat if necessary.

Step 10 – Winter car equipment

You might think carrying winter car equipment is extreme, however if you ever find yourself stranded you’ll be glad to have it. It is recommended to have the following:

  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Hazard warning triangle
  • Hi-visibility vest
  • A first aid kit
  • De-icer (Isopropanol 70%) and scraper
  • A shovel
  • A tow rope
  • Boots
  • A torch
  • Warm clothes
  • Food and drink

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