When winter arrives, car care can turn into a challenge, especially between icy roads and salt-covered streets—not to mention the slush and slop boots that can drag inside.
So instead of letting Old Man Winter have his way with your vehicle, take control with these essential ways to keep your car running smoothly and looking its best, inside and out, all winter long.
1. Winter Tires: Get a Grip
Winter tires are uniquely designed for better traction and handling in slick conditions. It’s all because they have a different tread pattern and rubber compound, allowing them to stay pliable in low temperatures. Help prevent sliding and spinning out by swapping your summer tires for the winter kind, ideally before the snow really starts falling.
2. Car Washes with Underbody Flush: Keep on Shining
Winter roads are coated nonstop with salt and sand to combat icy conditions, which can be a nightmare for your car’s exterior. This includes the parts you can see and the parts you can’t, like the underbody.
That’s why car washes with underbody flushes – available in our Super, Ultimate, and Works packages – are crucial during winter. Roll into Tommy’s Express on a regular basis to remove salt and grime from your undercarriage, which will help prevent rust and corrosion.
3. Protecting Your Cabin: Interior TLC
Inside your car, winter can be equally challenging. Slush can make their way into your vehicle, potentially damaging the interior. Protect your cabin by investing in all-weather floor mats to trap moisture and prevent stains. And go the extra mile by regularly vacuuming and using our convenient detail kits to keep the interior looking fresh.
4. Wax: It Does the Body Good
To protect your car’s paint from winter’s harsh elements, a wax or sealant creates a protective barrier that fends off water, snow, and salt. We suggest the Works, which comes with Ceramic Body Wax®, which helps keep your car easier to clean and adds a protective layer of wax to your paint.
Even better, the more often you wash with the Works, the better that protective layer gets. Bonus: You also get a wheel cleaning and tire gloss, adding even more shine.
Don’t let the cold months take a toll on your ride. Take proactive steps, keep it in top shape, and make Tommy’s Express a part of your winter car care routine.