Road Salt Damages Cars

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Will this snow ever stop? With three major storms hitting the northeast these past few weeks, it’s almost unbearable to hear that another storm is headed our way this weekend. In order to keep up with the roads, plows often lay down a mixture of sand and road salt. While road salt is a huge help to keeping the roads clean, it unfortunately can cause damage to your vehicle. Salt that remains of your car for a period of time can produce rust, damage your car’s clear finish and it can also affect the overall mechanics of your car.

Luckily there are a few steps you can take to reduce your risk of damage:

  1. Snow Salt of RoadsApplying wax to your vehicle before winter is one of the best ways to protect your car. Wax helps prevent the salt from corroding any paint.

  2. You should also wash your car every 7-10 days, to effectively remove any residue on your car.

  3. Avoid driving through snow and large puddles as much as possible. Sand and salt often collects underneath puddles and when snow becomes compacted underneath your car, it can result in corrosion.

It doesn’t look like the weather is stopping any time soon, so do as much as you can to prevent damage to your car. If it is too late and you have noticed rust or damage from salt, give Automotive Specialties Inc a call for help at (617)364-1722.

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