Steps for preparing your vehicle exterior for Fall and Winter

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Your vehicle is a major investment, and one that you need to keep safe and protected so that it lasts as long as possible. Exterior maintenance and protection is vital, and it's even more important during the fall and winter months when Mother Nature throws a lot of punishment at your vehicle.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind for protecting your vehicles exterior and for added safety during the colder months.


  •  Install new wiper blades, for starters. This can help you keep your windshield cleaner and help you during fall's rainstorms. It's a cheap step, and one that's well worth taking.
  •  Let a mechanic or body specialist take a look at your exterior to spot any signs of peeling paint or rust. They may have options that can correct the damage and prevent further problems. During the cold months, these small issues can grow into larger ones.
  •  Lights are important as well, and you'll want to have someone inspect yours to ensure that they're all working properly and that you're safe as the nights grow longer.

Regular washing is a must during the fall and winter. This is especially true as the highway begins to receive treatments of salt and brine to prevent freezing. That brine or salt can cling to your vehicle's exterior and create serious issues. Be sure to take your car to the wash at least once a week to once every two weeks.

Try to pay attention to where you park, too. Fall and winter often mean downed tree branches and falling nuts – two things that can damage your car tremendously. Pay attention to where you park and you'll be able to keep your vehicle safe.

If you'll keep these basic tips in mind you should be able to get through the fall and winter without your vehicle suffering any damage at all. It's a simple set of steps that can have a big impact.

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