Wash, polish and protect your car before seasonal storage
(NC)— Canadians take a great deal of pride in ensuring their cars sparkle and shine during the summer months by washing and cleaning them regularly. However, many of us don't realize that cleaning our cars before we put them away in storage for the colder months is just as important as the first wash of spring, as it will protect the car against corrosion. Autoglym Canada offers the following easy steps for washing your car before storing it for the winter:
Wash and dry the exterior to remove industrial fallout including tree sap, traffic film and surface contaminants
Pressure wash the accumulated soiling from the underside, wheel arches and the nooks and crannies of the vehicle
Polish the car with a product like Autoglym Super Resin Polish to correct paintwork and rectify imperfections, and then wax the car to protect the achieved result. Ensure that you don't leave any polish or wax on for the duration of storage, especially on non-covered cars -- any debris in the environment will settle on the surface and could scratch the finish when you're removing the dried out polish or wax
• Remove any food wrappers/debris from the interior before vacuuming
• Clean and dry soiled fabric or hard plastics using an interior car shampoo
• Clean and protect leather by using leather cleaner and conditioner
• Make sure your car is completely dry inside and out before covering it. A quality breathable storage cover can then be placed over the car
More information is available online at www.autoglym.com.
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