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The Importance of Keeping Your Car Clean, Especially In The Winter

The Importance of Keeping Your Car Clean, Especially In The Winter

During the winter, icy roads are covered in salt and sand in order to help you gain traction. The good news is that it is easier to stay on the road, but the bad news is your car becomes covered by these compounds. Road salt, which is typically a combination of calcium and chloride, eats away at the paint on your car and the metals of the underbody. The longer it remains on your car, the more likely different pieces are to erode, causing leakage and rust later. If sand remains on your car, friction caused by the wind can do the same kind of damage. Even in the summer, dust from dry roads or caked on mud can have the same effect as the sand. The rust you see on the car is from the metals coming in contact with the air, which is why cars are painted to protect this metal. Some people believe that mud will also protect the car, but this is false as mud is a porous material, meaning that air c ... read more

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Are You Ready for Bad Weather

For four-season lovers, fall is a time to enjoy the golden leaves and winter is the season for frolicking in the snow. For everyone else, the worst seasons of the year are just periods you have to get through. Whatever you feel about the upcoming months, your car should be prepared to withstand whatever Mother Nature dishes out. Here are a few helpful tips. Replace your windshield wiper blades. Your windshield wipers are all that stand between you and bad visibility while inclement weather. If they start streaking during the first rain of the fall, it’s time to replace them. In any case, they’re inexpensive enough that you should replace them every six months to a year. While you’re at it, check the spray nozzles of your windshield washers. Are they blocked? If yes, use a pin or to clear them. Install winter tires. If you want more traction in the winter, invest in a set of winter tires. The softer rubber, deeper treads, and occasional hard studs provide the fir ... read more

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