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How To Protect Your Vehicle From Salt In The Winter

The winters in the Twin Cities can be very rough on your vehicle.  What can be the most damaging to your vehicle in the winter months is the salt and sand on the roads.  Here at TGK Automotive, a repair shop in Saint Paul and Hugo, MN, we recommend to wash your vehicle regularly in winter to keep it running smoothly.

Here are a couple of reasons why it is important wash your vehicle in the winter:

1. Sand and salt can cause damage on the underside of your vehicle.  This could cause your muffler, gas tank, and frame of your vehicle to rust, which would cause damage.  Having to replace or repair these parts can be a lot more expensive than a quick wash.  If getting a car wash, make sure to select the option with the undercarriage wash and the wax.
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2.  During the winter your vehicle’s paint also needs extra protection from the dirt and salt that are on the roads.  It is important to wash your vehicle regularly over the winter months so that the contaminants don’t ruin your paint and cause rust.  A great way to protect your car more is make sure to wax your vehicle when getting a car wash.

Washing your vehicle regularly in winter can save you from more costly repairs in the future.   However, you still could encounter problems with your muffler and gas tank due to regular wear and tear.  At TGK Automotive, we offer exhaust repair and many other automotive repair services for import and domestic vehicles.

To see a what services we offer at TGK Automotive click here.

Maplewood – (651) 489-9455
1728 Rice St.
Maplewood, MN 55113

Hugo – (651) 407-3611
5241 130th St. N.
Hugo, MN 55038