Stopping Road Salt Damage

Road salt is used during winter storms to create a lower freezing point for water that hits the road. While this can make driving in the winter much safer in general, road salt can potentially take the paint off of your car and leave it rusted. This affects its appearance and can make its way to corroding mechanical parts.

If you plan to drive in snow, have your car waxed before winter starts. Keep wax applied regularly throughout the year to further protect the paint. Wash your car as soon as the temperature rises above the freezing point to keep the road salt from sticking to it for a long time.

Even if you think you have washed your car thoroughly after a storm, salt can remain. It can create small chips in your paint, which will need to be repaired right away to keep the rust from moving further under the paint.

 

 

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