Top tips for storing your car as the cold weather approaches
(NC)— With fall and winter on the horizon, now is the time for automotive enthusiasts to prepare their prized vehicles for cold weather storage. Dave Lambert, Brand Manager for Autoglym Canada, notes that the most important step in preparing your car for storage is a full cleaning including washing, polishing and protecting the exterior of the vehicle. This ensures that all environmental irritants are removed, protecting the car from rust. An easy to use, durable product such as Autoglym High Definition Wax will help protect clean, dry, blemish free paintwork.
Other simple tips Canadians should follow before they place their beloved automobiles into storage until spring include:
• Making sure all the tires are overinflated to avoid flat spots, or placing the car on axel stands to keep pressure off the tires (don't forget to deflate to the correct pressure when out of storage)
• Leaving the handbrake off to avoid brake seizure
• Covering/blocking any areas where mice or rats can get in, including air filter housings and exhaust tail pipes
• Filling the gas tank up to avoid water accumulation
• Making sure the car has the appropriate amount of antifreeze in it if it is being stored in a non- heated garage
• Placing pieces of plastic wrap on wipers to create a barrier between the blades and the windshield (if left long enough the blades will deform and stick to the glass)
• Making sure the oil and filter is changed
More information about car care is available online at www.autoglym.com.
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