Summer is nearly over, which means now is the time to get your car ready for cooler weather. During the fall and winter seasons, your vehicle can have a harder time gripping the road and your windshield is more vulnerable to cracks.
Fortunately, there are a few ways you can fight back against the cold before it even starts creeping in. Consider the three following tips you can use to prepare your vehicle for the fall.
- Repair any dents you have in your car. It’s a good idea to have your car’s dents repaired during the warmer months. This is because the metal or plastic that’s been dented will need to be warmed up first during the colder months before the issue can be addressed properly. Making any dent repairs in below-freezing temperatures can seriously damage your vehicle’s paint. This can cause cracks and chips during the dent repair process. That said, have your dents repaired while the weather is still warm outside.
- Check your tires. Your tires need to be routinely checked throughout the year because they can be impacted by the weather and the roads. You’ll want to check your tires’ tread, inflation and overall condition before the fall begins. Rotate your tires, too, to ensure they wear evenly while you drive. You also want to be sure that your tires contain the proper tire pressure. Cold weather causes your tires to quickly lose air, which can be dangerous when the first snow starts to make the roads slippery.
- Repair any cracks or dings in your windshield. Just like dents, it’s a good idea to have your windshield repaired during the warmer weather because colder weather can make the problem worse. Cold weather can cause a cracked or damaged windshield to break, chip, or fracture even more. Windshields that are free of cracks and fractures aren’t at risk of breaking during extremely cold weather or during rapid temperature changes.
Does your car need paintless dent removal?
A paintless dent repair is a methodical process and it can take up to two hours when done properly. But the good news is, after those two hours, your vehicle will look like it never had a dent to begin with.
If you’re looking for a paintless dent repair for your vehicle, Dent Shop has the experience you need. For more information about our dent repair capabilities and services, contact Dent Shop today.