The easiest way to tell if a car hasn’t been driven for an extended period of time is in winter when it snows. Often, it is the case where I see cars sitting for days in driveways left buried under snow, or worse, buried in a foot or more of snow. While it may seem like unnecessary work, particularly if on isn’t planning on driving a car within several days following heavy snow, the affects of letting a car remain buried in inches of snow can be damaging.
Especially in here New England’s ever-fluctuating climate, where one day it could be snowy and 20 degrees and the following day it could be sunny and 50 degrees, the constant melting and re-freezing of snow can be especially harmful to the bodies, glass, and mechanical components to cars. And of course, there are even more people who just barely clean the snow off their cars, get in and drive, leaving significant amounts of snow and ice on top of their cars bound to blow off and become serious safety hazards. Still, many people do take on these risks for the sake of getting out of a little extra manual labor. Are you one of these people?