Not all houses and apartments come with a full car garage.
And, not all of us have the money to renovate and build a new garage to keep our cars safe.
Yet, that doesn’t mean our cars deserve to suffer in the harsh winter weather.
Here are 4 easy hacks to keep your car safe from destructive weather when you don’t have a garage to park in.
Get a good cover.
A cover won’t be nearly as secure as a garage with a full roof. But it’s an easily added layer of protection. And, combined with some of our other tips, a cover might just get your car through the winter rough without a scratch.
You can get a plastic tarp-like cover or a thick cushioned cover. Then, throw it over your car before the storm hits.
Most importantly, make sure to tie it down.
Otherwise, you might find your cover-up on the roof.
Don’t park near trees.
Or wires. Or telephone poles.
If you can avoid parking near anything that would cause serious damage if it fell during a storm, do so! Wet weather makes the ground soft. And when the ground is soft, trees and tall objects are more likely to fall.
Unfortunately, winter storms are full of wetness and wind. This is why so many trees and telephone poles tend to fall during winter storms.
Plan ahead and strategize.
If you know there’s a storm coming up, be cognizant of where you park your car.
Install good quality window tints.
Not many people are aware of this, but window tints actually provide great protection against hail.
Window tinting is done by placing a tinted film on the inside of each car window. This film is made from a thin ceramic material and is precisely cut to fit your car’s windows. Because tint film is made from ceramic, and because it is placed on the inside of your car windows, tints bolster your windows so that they can’t crack or break easily.
It’s like putting up your emergency brake on a hill to keep your car from rolling backward.
Invest in paint protection film.
Now, this is one of the best ways you can thoroughly protect your car in a hailstorm.
Like window tints, paint protection is a thin film that goes around the entirety of your car. And, don’t worry, the film is clear, so you can still see your beautiful car’s paint job.
The paint protection film is a water repellent. It keeps your car from getting rusty or corroded from water damage. Protection film is also a great defense against scratches because it actually has a sort of self-heal ability. It uses advanced Nano-technology that is constantly working to keep your car blemish-free.
This all means, that when the hail comes flying down, your car will have a good chance at defending itself.
And the money you’ll save on repair costs will make your holidays all the merrier.