When snow falls, even in small amounts, it can be time consuming to clear off your vehicle. Clearing off the vehicle completely is important for your safety, as well as the safety of others. It is important to clean off your entire vehicle, including all windows and even the side mirrors. This can help improve your visibility of the road and everything around you. It can also help to decrease the chance of ice and snow falling off your vehicle and causing an accident for someone else. While cleaning off your vehicle, it is important to remember how to properly remove the snow and ice. Clearing off snow and ice the wrong way could damage part of the vehicle’s surface.
Removing snow from your vehicle the correct way
When removing snow from your vehicle, never use a shovel. It is easy to get the shovel too close to the surface of the vehicle, even while being careful. Shovels that are metal or plastic have hard edges that are designed to scrape along the ground to remove the bottom layers of ice and snow. These edges can leave scratches and gouges in the surface of the vehicle. You can use snow removal products that are designed to remove snow from a vehicle. Some have a foam head that is designed to push snow off the vehicle without scratching it. This can help to keep your vehicle looking good.
Make sure to get the salt off your vehicle
If you notice salt build-up on your vehicle, make sure to wash it before trying to remove it. Salt is rough in texture and it can be rubbed into the finish of the vehicle. This can result in a significant scratch. Salt can also corrode any metal that is exposed. It is important to remove the salt as quickly as possible so you can help to prevent any premature rusting. Make sure to rinse the vehicle thoroughly before washing it. This way you can remove as much of the salt as possible to help prevent it being rubbed into the surface.
How to remove ice from your vehicle
If there is ice on the vehicle, make sure to remove it correctly by lifting it off. The tendency is to push off any ice chunks that may be on the vehicle. This can cause an issue because when ice is pushed off the vehicle, the bottom of the ice can slide along the surface. This can result in fine scratches on the vehicle. Try turning the vehicle on and letting it warm up before driving it. This can be an effective way to slowly melt the ice off the vehicle. It is important not to use the ice scraper on any part of the vehicle other than the windows. The hard plastic is designed to scrape ice off the windows, and may result in scratches if you use it on any part of the vehicle that is painted.