Dealing With Road Salt

Road salt is one of the many annoyances of having to drive your car in ice or snow. The benefit of preventing ice from forming on the road makes road salt a necessary evil. The downside is that it can ravage your paint job and cause rust fairly quickly.

Apply a wax sealant to the exterior before you set out on winter roads. This should ideally be done throughout the year to protect the paint. Inspect your car for signs of the film left behind by road salt, and ensure that each of your car's doors and trunk open and close without an issue. One the temperature is sufficiently warm, hose off your car.

Inspect your car carefully after a storm for signs of paint chips. This is the fastest way for the paint to rust. Your local auto service technician can apply a new coat of paint to prevent more damage.



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