The winter months can be harsh on many different aspects of our lives. While combating ice, snow, and cold temperatures, it can feel like winter will throw whatever it can at us. Not only do we have to combat what Mother Nature dishes out, but we also have to deal with what winter preventive measures can do to our vehicles.
Like most car or truck owners, you want to give your vehicle as much preventative maintenance as possible. While having clear and safe roads is crucial in the winter, these preventive measures can cause rust damage to our vehicles.
What Causes Rust?
Whether it is rock salt or liquid deicers, these products can cause serious damage to the body of your vehicle over time. Regardless of what method your area decides to use, both can cause rust damage when they come into contact and linger on your vehicle
What Can I Do?
Nobody wants to deal with rust damage following the harsh winter months. Luckily there are a few steps that you can take to avoid this type of damage. If possible, try to avoid driving before or after a storm where you know they will have recently applied a deicer to the roads. You want to keep a close eye on the undercarriage of your vehicle since this is where you will see the largest build up. When cleaning your vehicle, be sure to use high quality car wash. It is also important to be preemptive and repair any damages or scratches that may explore the bare metal of your vehicle.
Call the Professionals
At Ken Scales Automotive, we care about the care and life of our vehicle. We are available for any questions or concerns you may have concerning the quality of maintenance for your vehicle during the harsh winter months.