Can Winter Cause Permanent Car Damage?

December 14th, 2020 by

Whether you drive a new or used Nissan in Geneva and the surrounding areas, it’s important to consider the effects that frigid temperatures can have on your car. The winter season is quickly approaching as we close out 2020, and our staff at Hawk Nissan of St. Charles wants to ensure your car doesn’t become collateral damage this season.

Examples of Winter Damage

There are a variety of ways your car may experience damage as the result of winter, including:

  • Salt, brine and sand used on the roads can cause damage to the bottom of your vehicle and even eat away at paint finishes
  • Sludge that results from old snow can get tracked inside of your vehicle and cause interior stains
  • Small dents or dings on your car’s exterior can worsen during the winter due to exposure to the elements

Tips to Prevent Winter Damage

Thankfully, with the right approach, you can make winter car damage a thing of the past. Here are some helpful tips:

  • Preventative maintenance for your used Nissan in Geneva can help keep it in good shape throughout the winter
  • Protect your car ahead of time by thoroughly washing it and waxing it
  • Use a leather or vinyl restorer to keep the interior of your car free from damage

For additional tips on how to prevent winter car damage or to schedule a service appointment, reach out to us at Hawk Nissan of St. Charles today.

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