Whenever snow and ice accumulate, the application of road salt is essential for ensuring continued safety on public roads. Salt has been used as a de-icer since the 1930s. It's easy to apply, inexpensive, and easy to store. Unfortunately, however, road salt can be both beneficial for drivers and detrimental to their cars. At Piazza Honda of Springfield, we want to help motorists minimize corrosion caused by road salt and protect the resale value of their vehicles.

How Road Salt Can Damage Your Auto

Exposure to road salt promotes corrosion. Moreover, when problems with corrosion are already evident, salt exposure can expedite them. This can lead to flaking and peeling paint, rust, and far more extensive structural damages.

Tips For Protecting Your Vehicle Exterior

Wash your car regularly. It is generally best to wait no longer than 10 days between each wash. When washing your auto in the winter, try to complete this task in the daytime. You'll want your vehicle to be fully dry before the nighttime temperatures plummet to freezing levels. It's also a good idea to avoid driving over or through deep mounds of snow. Snow can build up in your car's undercarriage where it will help contribute to rust and other issues. To learn more strategies for avoiding salt damages, come see us at Piazza Honda of Springfield today.

 

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