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January 14, 2023

5 Tips to Keep Your Car Free from Harmful Winter Elements

Vehicle owners who live in snowy areas know all too well the challenges of driving in winter weather and keeping their vehicles cleared of ice and snow. If you’re one such vehicle owner, you’re probably well aware that ice and snow can wreak havoc on your vehicle, corroding and eating away at both its paint and underside.

That’s why you must take time to remove snow and ice from your car before you go for a winter drive. Fortunately, it’s not that complicated. There are easy ways of ensuring that your automobile remains free from all sorts of harmful winter elements. Below are five of them:

  1. Invest in a windshield cover.

Windshield covers are there to protect the glass of your car from ice and snow. They often come with magnets or straps so they can stay in place during windy winter days. Investing in one is a decision you won’t regret.

  1. Use an ice scraper.

An ice scraper is essential for quickly and easily removing layers of thick ice and snow on your car. Look for one with an ergonomic handle and a durable blade for the best results. Use vertical strokes and push the accumulation gently down and off the car. Also, bear in mind that the smooth side is for clearing frost while the ridged side is for getting ice off the windshield.

  1. Keep snow brushes in the car.

Snow brushes are great for removing light layers of snow from your car quickly and safely. Choose one that has soft bristles so you don’t damage your car paint.

  1. Cover your car with a tarp.

Place a large tarp over your automobile when it’s parked outside especially if you’re leaving your vehicle parked for a long time. Doing so will help minimize the amount of snow and ice that will land on your car.

  1. Use a de-icing spray.

De-icing sprays can be used to make your windshield and windows easier to clean. Plus, they can help ensure that you have a clear view of the road ahead even in wintry conditions.

By following these simple tips, you won’t have any trouble clearing your car of ice and snow this winter!


Share the Warmth of Your Compassion with the Needy Vets in Your Area

The winter season is much colder and lonelier for our retired servicemen and servicewomen who are grappling with tough challenges. We’re talking about those who are homeless and impoverished, those who are unable to find decent jobs, and those suffering from service-connected disabilities, and serious illnesses, including mental health conditions.

What if we told you that a simple act of charity from you can significantly impact their lives? By donating an unwanted vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations, you’ll get to help them live the healthy, decent, and dignified lives they deserve.

We’ll put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. Like us, these IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits are dedicated to serving disadvantaged and struggling veterans.

Our nonprofit partners use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and many other benefits all meant to improve their living conditions.

Donating to us is quick and easy. We won’t hassle you with unnecessary steps or complicated paperwork. All you have to do is contact us.

You also won’t go home empty-handed after making your donation. You’ll receive valuable rewards such as the free and fast towing of your unwanted vehicle anywhere in the country.

Your charitable contribution will also entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

More importantly, your act of charity will leave you feeling fully satisfied, knowing that you’re helping uplift the lives of the heroes residing in your area.

We accept not just cars but almost all other types of vehicles, including those that are no longer in good condition.

To learn more about Veteran Car Donations, including our quick and easy donation process, check out our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or message us here.


Do Something Incredibly Meaningful Today!

If you’ve always wanted to give back to our nation’s heroes, today is as good as any to make that happen. Help transform their lives with your vehicle donation! Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now! 

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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