You wake up from your deep slumber and look out your window to greet the day, only to see that it has snowed once again overnight. You take a hesitant glance over at your vehicle in the driveway and see a pile of white in the vague shape of a car with side mirrors poking out of it. Now you’re going to have to unbury your car AND shovel your driveway…
But before you do, there are a few things you should know that most car owners don’t.
1. Your Windshield Brush Can be Bad For Your Car
Many Canadians deal with the snow so much, they don’t think twice about brushing off their car. But you should. Brushes made from nylon – like the one on your trusty windshield scraper, can do serious harm to your vehicle’s paint job. The action of sweeping – especially the “Gah! I’m late for work and winter makes me angry!” type brushing – can leave light scratches in your body paint, which will later show up in the summer sun.
Any brushing on your windshield or car windows are not an issue; so don’t toss your brush in the trash just yet. The hard surface of glass is much more scratch resistant than the softer layer of paint found on the body of your car.
“But I never use my brush on the body of my car!” you declare, “I brush off the windshield and get in the car, the drive to work will do the rest.” But there is much more to consider.