Should I wax my car before winter?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 at 5:09 pm
Two cars on a snow covered road

3 Reasons to Wax Car Before Winter

Winter is coming and there is no way around it. Here in Colorado, we face some intense winters with cold temperatures and tons of snow, so it is important to take steps to protect your vehicle from rock salt, slush and other conditions. For many, this means getting their vehicle waxed. Are you wondering whether you should get your vehicle waxed before the snow hits the ground? Continue reading below to learn three reasons to wax your car before winter.


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Mechanic waxing car

Why is waxing a car before winter a good idea?

There are numerous reasons to wax a vehicle regularly, but there are even more reasons to wax before winter months. Let’s dive into three reasons why it’s a good idea to wax your vehicle before winter.

  1. When a vehicle is waxed, the surface is clean of grime and dirt and the wax provides a layer of protection for the paint job.
  2. Rock salt is applied to roadways to melt ice, but the mineral is also corrosive and if left on a vehicle’s paint job for too long, it can eat away at the paint. With a recently waxed vehicle, you enjoy peace of mind with an added layer of protection.
  3. Wax serves as protection against UV rays, grime, water spots, tree sap, rock salt, snow, bird droppings and more.

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We could go on and on about the benefits of waxing your vehicle and talk about how doing so can keep your car looking shiny and improve its resale value, but we want to make sure you know the other steps to take to prepare your vehicle for winter. Click here to watch a video explaining how to tell when it’s time to get new tires and check out our blog for more useful content!