Whether you’re dealing with icy roads, snow, fog, or hail storms, Wisconsin winter weather has no mercy and can really take a toll on your vehicle if you don’t follow winter maintenance. Though winter is not here yet, winterizing and giving your car proper protection will ensure your vehicle’s quality. Read below to learn how to protect your car from the winter. 

5 Ways to Protect Your Car 

  1. Shelter: Snow shelters can prevent snow from building up on your car, as well as keeping your car safe from freezing temperatures. It can also save time in the mornings, so you don’t have to wipe the snow off your car before you drive. (And if you’re looking for heated storage for the winter, Tom’s Auto Body can provide that for you!) 
  2. Wash: To care for your car's appearance, consider washing it before it gets cold to maintain its quality. Salt and sand can cause premature rust damage, unwanted scratches, and oxidation to your vehicle. That’s why it’s essential to prevent build-up by regularly washing your vehicle.
  3. Wax: Waxing or undercoating your car can help prevent scratches and rust which can shorten the life of your vehicle. The main benefit of undercoating is to protect your paint finish, while a professional wax can help maintain the value of your car. 
  4. Check Tires: Make sure your tire’s treads aren’t worn out and the tire pressure is where it needs to be. Icy roads mean you may need to switch to winter-grade tires to ensure your safety. 
  5. Emergency Supply Box: In case of an emergency, keep an emergency supply box in your trunk. Items to keep you warm like a blanket, gloves, and hand-warmers could be the difference between life or death in an emergency situation. 

Winter in Wisconsin can be brutal for vehicles. Consider winterizing your vehicle today at Tom’s Auto Body. Prevent unwanted rust and scratches on the paint of your car by waxing, washing, and providing shelter for your car. For more information, give us a call today 262-646-8823. We are conveniently located in beautiful Delafield, 819 Canal St.