So, winter is here. You naturally want to protect your VW pride and joy. After all, if you have kept your VW in immaculate condition, you don’t want the elements to affect how it looks. That would be tantamount to sacrilege. With the coldest months not yet truly underway, there is still time to protect your VW.
Of course, you have to use your Volkswagen during the winter months, but that doesn’t mean that you can let maintenance go by the wayside. It’s time to protect your VW against the cold, harsh elements. You can spend as little or as much as you like.
Give Your Car Some Love
If you are planning on storing your VW away for the winter, it may be best to give it a scrub before you do. Grime and dirt, which is left to embed itself in the paintwork can make the car harder to clean come springtime. But, it can also blister the paintwork too. So, if you need to make sure that you are getting rid of the grime and debris prior to storage. Go over the body with a chamois cloth and ensure that it’s buffed, sparkling and shiny. What’s more, you won’t suffer a rusty car when you come to use it again.
Wax On, Wax Off
Making sure that your VW is in the best possible condition is crucial. You don’t want the paintwork to be affected while it is in storage. Ensure that you wax the car to form a protective barrier against dirt and grit. What’s more, the wax will protect your car from particles and water marks. You don’t have to splash the cash on car wax. Even a supermarket own- brand can be useful for this task.
Vacuum the Interior
Leaves and gunk within your VW are often brought in by foot traffic. But, if you leave these over the winter months, they can go mouldy. Furthermore, this can damp within your beloved VW. Make sure that you are not susceptible to mould and damp and vacuum the car before storing it away.
Crack the Window
Whether you leave your car on a car lot in St. Louis or put it away in the garage, you need to make sure that you are cracking the window. This allows moisture to escape and omits mould growth from occurring within the interior. Do make sure that you have a consistent airflow to your car. However, if you are going to crack the window, make sure that you cover the car with a breathable car cover. This ensures that the airflow is not restricted, but you are also protecting your car from the elements and bird poo. Yes, birds love to do their business on a clean car. Aside from being annoying, it can impact on the paintwork of the VW.
Empty the Washer Fluid
During the winter, fluid is likely to freeze. This can cause irreparable damage to the inner workings of your VW. Frozen jets can have a costly impact. The freezing of fluid can cause cracks within pipe work. Don’t leave this to chance. Endeavour to drain your Volkswagen of all washer fluids before you put her into storage.