When you live in a gorgeous mountain state like Colorado, it’s hard not to have a live tree in your home during the holidays. With that being said, a majority of us will head out to the mountains or a Christmas tree farm and pick out the one that draws us in most. The experience as a whole is something that many of us remember from when we were children and hope to pass on the same memories to our own kiddos.
If this is a tradition that you plan to carry on, you are going to need to be prepared to get that tree back home. More often than not, this is done by putting the tree on the top of the car and strapping it down. In order to avoid the chances of damage to your car this season, the team at Speedy Sparkle Car Wash in Loveland wanted to go over a few of the things that you can do when heading out to pick a tree. Let’s get started.
If you know that you’re going to be heading out to select a Christmas tree, make sure that you have everything you need ready in the car. Throw in some blankets, tarps, and some bungee cords that will secure the tree to the car.
Protect the Car
When bringing a tree home, you’re going to want to make all the necessary efforts to protect your car. In most cases, this means a blanket or tarp between the tree and the exterior of the car as well as soft bungee cords that won’t scratch. You can also protect your car by waxing it in advance and creating a stronger barrier to the car than it would normally have.
Keep Size in Mind
Let’s face it, when you’re looking for the perfect Christmas tree, it’s pretty easy to get carried away and select an extremely large tree. Whether you have the space or not, you need to be considering the size of the tree and how it will fit on top of the car that you have. By all means, pick the biggest tree on the plot, all we’re saying is don’t try to fit something too large on your car, because the chances of damage are all the more likely.
Net the Tree
Whether you’re going to a tree farm or you’re cutting the tree down yourself, having it netted can not only protect your car but make for a much safer ride. If you’re visiting a tree farm, ask if this is a service that they can provide. Otherwise, bring your own netting so that you can wrap the tree tightly before securing it on your car’s roof.
Secure the Tree Correctly
Now that you’ve got your tree tightly netted and your car has some coverage to keep it from being scratched, it’s time to secure the tree. For starters, you’re going to want to make sure the trunk of the tree is towards the front of the car, this helps to avoid any wind damage. You’re also going to want to ensure the tree is tightly secured before leaving, because the last thing anyone wants is for their jolly Christmas tree to wind up on the interstate on the way home.
This final step will ensure your tree gets home safely!
Stop by Speedy Sparkle Car Wash
The last thing that you’re going to want to do once you’ve gotten your Christmas tree home is head out to Speedy Sparkle Car Wash in Loveland and have your car cleaned. Whether it’s removing the pines from the interior of the car or washing off the dirt and sap that the pine tree left behind, we’ve got you covered. At the end of the day, prioritizing the cleaning of your vehicle will help minimize the chances of any damage being done to your car.
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