There’s no doubt that weather can wreak havoc on your car, to both its exterior and interior motor parts. Hail, rain, ice, and snow can all damage and ding a car, causing it to age faster than it would had it been protected by a garage. But a garage is not the "be-all, end-all" of automobile protection.
Here are a few tips you can implement to better protect your car in Texas without a garage:
- Wax it and then wax it some more. A good coat of wax can do wonders to protect your car. Dirt and debris will be less likely to adhere to your car’s paint finish. A good coat of wax can help shield your car against road debris, including damaging road salt.
- Keep it covered. Cars are one of the biggest expenses people make, so it makes sense to protect them. However, if you don’t have a garage, consider purchasing a car cover. Car covers protect your vehicle against hazardous weather or flying debris. Today’s car covers are available in universal covers or custom covers. You can even purchase accessories, such as locks, for your covers.
- Invest in a steel carport. A steel carport not only protects your car’s paint from the sun’s rays in the Texas summer, but prevents ice and snow buildup in the winter. Steel carports offer great protection from dings from a spring hail storm, too.