Learning How to Protect Your Car from Salt Corrosion

Salt used to melt snow and ice on the road can have the opposite impact on your vehicle. The team at The Sharpe Collection wanted to share some tips for keeping that salt from damaging your paint or undercarriage.

Make it a point to get your vehicle to a car wash at least every ten days this season. Hand washing the exterior is not enough because salt gets trapped under the vehicle and begins to corrode moving parts quickly. If left to rust, that salt will cause the brakes and suspension to fail in time, costing you far more in mechanics fees than going to the car was a few times.

When you see deep snow on the road, resist the urge to plow through it with your vehicle. Salt trapped in that snow now becomes wedged into the undercarriage, where it can begin to corrode moving parts as the temperatures stay below freezing for extended times.

 

 

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