Pre-Winter Valet – A Guide To Safer Car Cleaning

The winter season can be a tricky time for car owners who want to keep their vehicles clean and safe. While summer brings its own set of challenges, such as bug squash, tree sap and Saharan dust, the colder months present an additional problem: salt and grit from road treatments combined with freezing temperatures that make it difficult to remove any waterborne contamination from your car’s surfaces. At JG Valeting we understand how important it is to take care of your vehicle during this time – so here’s our guide on how you can ensure pre-winter cleaning is done safely and effectively.

Preparing your car for winter

1. Inspect your car for any damage that needs to be fixed before cleaning.
2. Preparing your car for winter: check windshield wipers, washer fluid, coolant levels and anti-freeze
3. Use a quality car body shampoo to wash the exterior of the car, avoiding harsh chemicals that could cause damage.
4. Vacuum the interior of the car and remove any excess dirt, debris, or rubbish from the seats and floor mats before using an upholstery cleaner designed specifically for cars.
5. Clean all windows of the vehicle with a soft cloth and glass cleaner made specifically for vehicles to prevent scratches on windows from abrasive materials.
6. Replace old wiper blades with new ones for better visibility during winter weather conditions
7. Consider waxing your car for added protection against cold weather conditions

Winter Car Care is Essential. With the colder months come snow and ice, both of which can leave a layer of corrosive salt on your car. As the snow and ice melt, the salt mixes into slush that is easily splattered onto each surface of the car. When temperatures fall again, this slushy mix refreezes, bonding to the car with the potential to corrode surfaces. This makes regular winter car care maintenance essential for all car owners and members of the general public in order to remove these harmful elements and help preserve your vehicle’s cosmetic appearance.

In conclusion, pre-winter valeting is a great way to ensure your car is prepared for the cold months ahead. It can help protect against damage caused by the elements and keep your car looking its best. By following these steps, you can make sure that your vehicle will remain in top condition throughout the winter season. If you would like to book a pre-winter valet for your car, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

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David Groves

We can definitely feel Spring is on the way with much milder mornings. Winter really hasn't really shown its face apart from the recent cold spell when the water onboard froze and the snow stopped us from working for a few days. Spring is much needed, now we can see the outside world waking up, especially when driving along the country lanes and the sun is out.

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The vehicle has come through a harsh wet winter, and we are here to refresh your vehicle to remove the damp muddy feet marks and any other debris that have been collected over the winter months and prepare for the busy Summer. At this time, you need to protect your vehicle from tree sap, bugs, bird droppings and UV light.