Car brake being inspected

What Should I Do to Take Care of My Car After Winter?

It may not seem like it, but winter is coming to a close. We are still in the middle of February, but clear skies are right around the corner. The best thing about winter ending is that life becomes much, much easier for our cars.

Coming out of winter is the best time to take a look at your car and survey its overall health. The winter puts a lot of stress on our cars. The cold, snow, and ice all come together to hurt your car in a lot of different ways. Even road salt will eat away at your car if you don’t take care of it. It is hard to notice what problems might be lurking just under the surface.

How to Take Care of a Car After Winter

The first thing you should do is take your car through the car wash. This is especially important if you haven’t had a car wash all winter. Road salt can eat away at the paint and undercarriage of your car if it lingers around. A good car wash will get rid of all of that and an added layer of wax will give you the protection you need going forward. It’s also never a bad time to have a clean and fresh car.

Man washing his car with a brush

Car being inspected

You should also take your car in for an inspection when winter is over. The stress of the cold on your different belts and hoses can create some small cracks and splits. You might not notice these problems until it is too late, so an inspection is invaluable. It’s also a good way to get an idea of how well your car made it through winter. A quick inspection is also always a good thing to do, but especially important after such a rigorous time.


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Vehicle Service in Trinidad, CO

You can schedule an appointment with the technicians at Cooke Motor Company to help you and your car recover after a harsh winter. If you have any questions, then please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help however we can.