Car washing in the cold

Jul 10, 2019 Automotive

Car washing in the cold

When the outside temperature drops below 5 degrees Celsius, many people have the dilemma of whether it makes sense to wash the car. Drivers are afraid that the side effect of car maintenance will be freezing of locks or gaskets…..
Washing your car in the cold
When the outside temperature drops below 5 degrees Celsius, many people have the dilemma of whether it makes sense to wash the car. Drivers fear that the side effect of car maintenance will be freezing of locks or gaskets. However, if we take all the precautions, neither the paint nor other parts of the vehicle will be damaged.
Car care before winter
Before winter it is necessary to replace the tyres (when the temperature falls below 7 degrees), check the lighting condition, top up the windscreen washer fluid, and check the oil and coolant levels. The car should also be washed thoroughly.
Cleaning the car in frost – up to -10 degrees Celsius
(a) a self-service car wash
A high-pressure cleaner cleans well for dirt and salt, but not being able to dry the car can result in a layer of ice on the car. When the temperature is below zero, it is best to use a self-service car wash to remove snow and ice from the wheel arches. Gaskets should be lubricated with Vaseline or spray silicone. In order for the replacement of tyres to bring the expected results, remember to clean the tyres as well.
(b) Automatic car wash
When the temperature is minus, the automatic car wash freezes most often, so it is necessary to find another way of caring for the vehicle.
c) self care of the car
After washing the car, all gaskets of door openings should be wiped dry and protected by lubricating them with a preparation intended for them. Thanks to this, the gaskets will not stick to the body in minus temperatures. The agent should be injected into the lock
Removes moisture. Excessive haste can leave salt and sand on the chassis and rims.
Company instructions
– New car owners should wait out the cold because the paint takes at least one month to harden;
– Wash your car with warm or hot water, never cold;
– If the temperature drops below 10 degrees Celsius, it is best to use a steam car wash.