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Tips to Protect Your Car When Parking Outside in Cold Winter

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Snow and ice put a lot of strain on cars that are left outside in the winter. It includes the trouble of having to de-ice and start a car. You can protect your vehicle against snow and ice through basic tactics such as a windscreen, car cover, or safe paw ice melter.

Parking A Car Outside In The Winter Causes Complications. 

  • Dead Battery : When you park your car outdoors and try to start it again, you may discover that the battery is dead. The extreme cold draws electricity from the battery making it harder for your car to start. 
  • Fluids That Thicken: Low-temperature fluids, such as power steering, brake fluid, and gasoline, can thicken. It makes it difficult for your vehicle to function. 

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  • Reduced Tire Pressure: Every drop in temperature also causes a decrease in your car’s pressure. As a result, the tire performs below expectations.
  • Damage Caused By Snow And Hail: It’s not amusing to have to scrape snow off your car windows and windshield in the wee hours of the morning. If melted ice water penetrates your car, it can damage the paint and even the interior. Worse, hail can cause dents in your vehicle.
  • Corrosive Ice Melts: The salt-based ice melts used on roads, parking areas and driveways are highly corrosive for your vehicle. Hence, it is best to use a salt-free and non-corrosive ice melt. Safe Paw ice melt is free from harmful toxins. It does not damage the metal or paint of your car.

Tips On Parking Cars in the Driveway for Snow

Parking your car in the driveway during winter requires some strategic planning to protect it from snow and cold. Here are some tips:

  • Shovel and De-Ice: Before parking, clear the driveway of snow and ice. Use a snow shovel to remove accumulated snow and apply Safe Paw to melt any remaining ice.
  • Create a Path: Ensure there’s a clear path from your car to the house or street to prevent slipping accidents.
  • Cover Windshield: Consider using a snow cover for the car windshield  to protect it from ice and snow buildup. This will save you time on frosty mornings.
  • Elevate Car: If your driveway has a slight incline, consider parking your car with the front facing uphill. This can prevent the buildup of snow and ice around the tires.
  • Use Parking Mats: Specialized parking mats can create a barrier between your tires and the cold ground, preventing your tires from freezing to the pavement.

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How To Keep Your Car Safe While Parking It Outside In The Winter 

  • Inflate Tires: To avoid flat spots, you must pump your tires to adequate pressure. When parking a car on an ice and smooth road, make sure to put some blocks under the tires to keep it from moving. 
  • Keep Your Car Away From Flooded Areas: Between the automobile and the floor, there should be a moisture barrier. If you park your car on damp terrain, the water may freeze into ice, resulting in frozen tires after a long period of exposure to cold and moisture. Use a chloride free and safe ice melt.
  • Make Use Of A Parking Tent: A heated cover for your automobile is essential; it can completely cover the main body of your vehicle. It has a foldable structure and is portable, allowing it to be used anywhere.
  • Take Out The Battery: You can remove your car battery to keep it from losing charge. It will make it easier for your automobile to start the next time you replace the battery. 
  • Check Your Car’s Fluids: Fill up all of your car’s fluids. It will prevent impurities from entering your car’s internal system and reducing corrosion. 
  • Wax Your Vehicle: When precipitation mixes with acid dirt and other minerals on the car’s surface, it can produce rust. That is why waxing is essential. Wax adds a layer of protection to your car’s paint by acting as a barrier between it and moisture.

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Why Use Safe Paw for Car Protection from Snow?

Safe Paw is an ideal solution for car protection in snowy conditions. Here’s why:

  • Non-Toxic: Unlike traditional salt-based ice melts, Safe Paw is non-toxic and won’t harm your car’s paint, undercarriage, or metal components.
  • Pet-Friendly: If you have pets, you can rest easy knowing that Safe Paw won’t harm them when they walk near your car.
  • Effective: Safe Paw effectively melts ice and snow, making it easier to navigate around your vehicle.
  • Environmentally Friendly: It’s gentle on the environment, so you can use it without worrying about the ecological impact.
  • Concrete Safe: Safe Paw won’t damage your driveway or the concrete around your car.


Because of the harsh winter weather, you’ll need to take some precautions to keep your car safe. An effective and salt-free ice melt protects your car from corrosive salts and also from disastrous icy conditions. While using safe Paw ice melt, you can take a sigh of relief as it is non-corrosive and safe for people and pets.

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A. Safe Paw is designed to be safe for all surfaces, including your car’s exterior. It won’t damage your car’s paint or finish.

A. Yes, Safe Paw is effective on all types of snow and ice, making it a versatile choice for winter car protection.

A. No, Safe Paw does not leave any residue on your driveway. It’s designed to be concrete-safe and won’t harm your driveway or walkways.

A. Yes, Safe Paw is safe to use around pets and plants. It’s non-toxic and won’t harm them.

A. To protect your car, simply spread Safe Paw around the areas where you park or drive. It will help melt snow and ice, making it easier to move your vehicle safely.

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