The harsh winter weather, along with the salted roads and melting ice can be tough on your car. Since avoiding the road isn’t much of an option, you need to provide additional protection for your vehicle during the winter months. This way, you can ensure that your car will make it to spring in good condition.

Here are some tips to protect your car this winter.

Leather upholstery care

Winter can be hard on leather interiors. It tends to pull out moisture from leather. We recommend that you do a comprehensive leather treatment if you have leather car seats. Make sure that you get this done prior to the onset of freezing temperatures. Application of conditioners won’t help once the daytime temperatures dip to near freezing.

Protect your car’s interior

When tracked in mud, snow and slush enter your car, they can stain your interior carpet and cause damage to the inside of your car. Use rubber mats to protect your car’s interior against the elements of winter. Look for rubber mats that can withstand snow, rain and mud.

Keep it clean

During the winter, you car is more likely to be scratched due to all of the potential debris on the road. To prevent this from happening, we recommend that you take your car to the car wash as often as possible. This will not only help maintain your car’s appearance, it also helps cut down the damage caused by salt and sand.

Wax before the winter

Your car’s appearance is the biggest contributing factor to its resale value. Because it’s a big purchase, you want to maintain its good looks and durability in the years to come.

Winter can dull your car’s paint, making it susceptible to rust and corrosion. Wash your vehicle thoroughly before the first snowflake fall. Then, apply a meticulous coat of wax followed by a wax sealant. This is the best way to maintain a healthy exterior finish and will help keep rust at bay.