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How to protect your car this coming winter – Part 1

 

Winter is coming – and we don’t just mean to make you smile by making reference to TV shows- the truth is that winter can be a difficult time for those (many) parts of the world where temperatures drop a lot below freezing and life gets frozen and windy, cold and snowy for months. We are not the only ones to suffer this and car owners know it is really important to know how to protect your car this coming winter.

So here are some of the tricks to look into if you want to keep your car safe and perfectly functional during the cold months of this approaching winter:

  1. Check the life of your battery. The first to give in and risk leaving you planted in the middle of a snowy road on your way to work on a freezing winter morning is the car’s battery. When temperatures drop below freezing, the power of your battery drops drastically – by some 60% even, experts say. So it’s good to have yours checked on your next routine check up with your car mechanic.
  2. If your car is not functioning properly one day and you really need to get somewhere, the best thing is not to take it out of the garage, but to rent a car instead. You can do this online in just a couple of minutes and this way you can protect both yourself and your car. The rental car will most probably be equipped and insured and you won’t have to worry.
  3. We are all concerned about our looks. Why not be concerned about our car’s look as well? To avoid the car’s “shedding its paint”, applying polymer wax is the best way to protect the paint from water, snow, salt and gravel. This will also make your car look shiny and new, so that everybody is happy.

 

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