In the winter, it’s impossible to keep the undercarriage of your car from collecting snow and dirt. Roads after a snowfall become rutted, dirty mishmash of snow, sand, and whatever else collects through the day. That mucky combination ends up getting trapped in the wheel wells and along the bottom of your car which eventually gets parked in your garage where time and the warmth leads to all that mess falls to the floor of your garage. The water then could freeze leaving a dangerous situation. There are a few ways to keep your floor clean which will safer and help protect your concrete.
The simplest, although maybe the most work, is a squeegee. You probably have seen them used on ice rinks to gather up excess water. They are fantastic for garage floors because they will take care of both the snow and the water at the same time. It is much better than trying to shovel and cleaner than using a broom.
Floor mats would be the quickest, hands-free method. The mats come in different materials and sizes so you can cover the whole floor or just the spot under your car. They are easy to clean and once spring arrives, just roll them up and store them until the next snowfall. It protects your concrete and the rubber or plastic mat prevents slips and falls. If a professionally made mat is out of your price range, you can also go the do-it-yourself route. Throw some old carpet remnants or cardboard down and then just chuck them in the garbage once they become too soiled.
Other options may be a bit more expensive, but works at protecting your concrete floor. You can buy a silicone or epoxy sealer. They are easy to apply and will keep the salt and road slush from penetrating any cracks or holes in the floor. You can also install a heater. Make sure it is an electric forced air heater which is less likely to cause fires.
Keeping your garage clean in the winter is tough, but important. Reducing icy falls and damaged concrete is worth the added work when it gets cold.