Keeping corrosion at bay is one of the most important challenges that car owners face. Therefore it’s important to have a comprehensive plan in place to protect your car from rust.
From checking and washing your car regularly, to protecting it from scratches, these strategies will help you avoid corrosion to keep your car in impeccable conditions.
Park Carefully to Protect Your Car From Rust
Moist is one of the agents to avoid in order to prevent corrosion. Therefore, make sure to park in a place that is dry and under the shade, safe from bird droppings. In general, avoid grass, mud, snow, or poorly drained surfaces.
Keep compartments clean
People tend to associate rust with the surface of the car. However, rust can appear on the inside compartments and the trunk as well. In fact, moist or mud may accumulate under floor mats and the truck carpeting, so pay close attention to these areas, particularly during wet weather.
Check Your Car Regularly
Timely action Is key to avoid corrosion, so check your car regularly to detect scratches or dents. The areas you should inspect include:
- Wheel walls and bumpers
- All joints
- Drain holes
- Underneath the trunk carpet
Wash Your Car Regularly
Experts recommend washing your car every two weeks, but this may vary depending on the circumstances. If you park in a garage and live in an area of mild weather, washing your car once or twice a month may be fine. On the other hand, if you live near the beach, you’ll want to wash your car more often to avoid the accumulation of salt. Also, wax your car at least twice a year to seal the top coat of the car and provide extra protection.
Protect Your Car From Scratches
Scratches damage your car’s paint and expose the body to corrosion. Little stones, other cars, splattered bugs and even bird droppings can scratch or nick your car. Inspect your car regularly and take prompt action whenever you detect potential damage. For example, clean squashed bugs as soon as you notice them, since they become harder to remove as they accumulate dust.
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