It's the middle of November and you have an appointment to get to. So, in shorts and a t-shirt, you put on your sandals and the way you go - heading out into the -25 degree cold. No, you'd never do that! You grab your parka, gloves, boots and scarf and protect yourself.
Why wouldn't you protect your vehicle?
It's important to put a buffer between your car and the winter elements. When it turns cold, you're dealing with everything from decomposing leaves covering your car to snow, ice, dirt, grime and road salt. They all stick to your car and can do damage to your paint.
Right now, in the fall, is your best opportunity to prepare your car with a protective layer that will toughen up your vehicle for the long Edmonton winter ahead.
Did you know that your car is most likely to be scratched during the winter months from road debris?
Due to extreme temperature changes - from 'freeze your nose off' cold to 'slush on the streets' days - paint surrounding those scratches, even small ones, eventually cracks, and oxidation then occurs. Washing your car often and inspecting for paint chips and scratches, is a quick and easy way to reduce paint oxidation caused by winter road damage.
There are several other reasons to protect your vehicle through the winter:
Sunlight and UV protection
Maintain vehicle value
We recommend the following when preparing your vehicle for the winter months:
Ming Windshield Treatment is an ultra-hydrophobic application for glass and mirrors which helps to repel water, reduce glare and makes dirt, ice, and snow easier to remove.
Protect your vehicle's interior including leather, vinyl, and carpets from salt, dirt, stains, cracking, and other issues due to wear and tear.
Before the winter gives your vehicle a beating this season, protect it with our extensive list of options for exterior protection:
The highly exclusive Ming Shine Paint Protection is stronger than any other, and we have the most extensive maintenance-free warranty.
Watch as scratches literally disappear. It's ridiculously glossy, extremely slick, offers outstanding UV protection, and is exceptionally resistant to chemicals.
Ming Shine offers Rock Guard Film applications that will protect your vehicle's paint from damage due to rocks, chips, scratches, and swirls.
Gravel, sand and salt are just some of the elements we drive through on a daily basis. These minerals accumulate over time in your vehicles' nooks and crannies. Protect the underside of your vehicle with our superior undercoating package.
After years of exposure to harsh weather conditions and road salt, rust usually appears in weaker areas of our cars. If left unchecked, rust can spread and harm the mechanical parts such as the gas tank, electrical connection, and brake lines.
We ensure every part of your car's exterior and interior receive extra protection and highly recommend a detailing appointment with us before the winter. Bumpers, trim, seats and rubber door seals are just some of the areas where we pay extra attention. They can be vulnerable to UV radiation which causes fading, hardening, and cracking. Just because the sun doesn't feel as harsh, its rays are still very much present throughout the winter months.
Take the time now while Old Man Winter is still snoozing. In the spring, when your car has weathered the cold problem-free, you'll thank us.