How To Keep Your Car Safe From Salt Corrosion In The Winter

In the winter, all drivers should be mindful of the increased potential for salt corrosion. Salt exposure can occur year-round in coastal areas, but because salt is a common de-icing agent, this is an issue that's especially problematic when the weather grows cold. At Wagner Kia of Shrewsbury, we want motorists to know how to protect their cars from rust and other forms of salt-related damage.

Get Rid Of Excess Moisture

Salt does the most damage to vehicles and their protective finishes when paired with moisture. This makes it incredibly important to keep your vehicle as clean and dry as you possibly can. For instance, when you're done washing your car, be sure to open the doors. This will allow accumulated water to run out, and allow you to dry up any enclosed or hidden areas.

Routinely Rinse Your Vehicle's Undercarriage

?The undercarriage of your car will experience the greatest level of salt exposure, especially if you routinely drive over heavily salted roads. Try to rinse this space frequently so that salt is cleared away before it has the chance to cause damage. For more tips on preventing salt corrosion or to schedule a test drive, drop by Wagner Kia of Shrewsbury today.

 

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