Harsh winter weather — and the dirt and road salt it brings — can wreak havoc on your car’s paint finish. Not only is worn paint unattractive, it can reduce your vehicle’s value when you attempt to sell it or trade it in.
Apply polymer wax
You wear gloves to protect your hands during winter, right? Your vehicle could stand a layer of protection, too. Apply a polymer wax to your car’s paint to create a shield against road salt and grime, as well as snow, sleet and rain.
When there is a break between winter storms, use a high-pressure sprayer to rinse away all the grit, especially on the wheels, wheel wells and undercarriage. High-pressure spray loosens and removes road salt and grime, reducing the chances of permanent damage in hard-to-reach areas.