Why waxing your car in the winter can help keep the pain looking good year-round.

Why waxing your car in the winter can help keep the pain looking good year-round.


Winter is a tough time for your car. The weather is rough, and the salt on the roads gets everywhere. But that doesn't mean you can't keep it looking good! I've found a few tips and tricks for winter car care that will help make sure your vehicle stays in tip-top shape through the cold months ahead.

Winter is rough on our cars. Here's how to keep your car looking good.

Winter is rough on our cars. That much is obvious when you look at the aging paint job of your neighbor’s car and see the countless scratches and dings. But what can you do to make sure that your car looks great throughout the year?

There are a few things you can do to keep your car looking good through winter, including waxing regularly, keeping scratches to a minimum and even having rust-proofing done before winter hits.

Waxing Your Car Regularly

Waxing your car regularly will help prevent rust and other damage caused by harsh weather conditions such as sand or salt. It also helps protect against ultraviolet degradation which occurs naturally over time with exposure to sunlight but accelerates with UV rays from sunless days like those during winter months. Washing after every use also helps reduce this effect but it's always best practice to wax every couple weeks or so depending on how often you drive around town!

Scratches are the enemy.

Scratches are the enemy. A scratch is annoying and can be expensive to repair, but maybe even more so if you're a detailer who has to work around them. And when you're dealing with scratches, it can be hard to see them on some colors, especially in winter when it's dark out or raining.

The first step in preventing scratches is waxing your car regularly—and that's something we strongly recommend all year round! Waxing your vehicle will help protect it against minor scratches (caused by rocks or other road debris) as well as major scratches (caused by rubbing up against guardrails).

Salt and sand are your enemies during winter months.

Don't let the winter months bring you down. Waxing your ride can help keep the pain looking good year-round. But what about when it's freezing outside, or there's an inch of snow on the ground?

Waxing in cold weather conditions is a little bit more work than if it were 80 degrees out, but it’s still worth doing to prevent damage and keep your car looking good. The first step is to wash your car with a quality wax wash (which will also remove salt and sand that has accumulated during winter months). This should be done before applying any polish or spray waxes to ensure maximum protection from scratches and rusting caused by abrasives like sand, salt and dirt.

Wax your car before the winter starts.

In the wintertime, it's important to be prepared for anything. If you live in an area with harsh winters, waxing your car before the season starts can help protect it from salt and other grime that can be picked up by snowplows. If you don't have to worry about such harsh conditions, waxing your car is still a good idea! It's easier than ever to give your vehicle an extra layer of protection against scratches and dings caused by normal wear and tear as well as road debris like rocks or leaves.

Winter is tough on your car so it's important to be prepared.

Winter is a tough time for cars. It's not just because it's cold and snowing, but also because of the salt that gets applied to roadways by municipal governments. Salty slush and ice are bad news for your paint job—but waxing your car in the winter can help prevent damage!

Here are some tips on how to do it:

  • Use a clean towel or rag to wipe off loose dirt or debris. If there’s still some visible dirt after this step, give yourself a little bit of elbow grease with another clean towel or cloth before continuing on with your next step.

  • Apply the liquid wax evenly over the entire surface using an applicator sponge, making sure you get down into all those hard-to-reach crevices, including door handles and mirrors (this will help reduce water spots caused by rain). And remember: always wait at least 24 hours between applying coats of wax!


So, the next time you find yourself stuck in a winter wonderland with your car looking like it's been through a blizzard, remember that with a little preparation and some TLC, you can keep your car looking good all year long. And if anyone asks why they should wax their cars in the winter months?