How to Avoid Salt Corrosion on Your Vehicle

Snow-related corrosion has the potential to cause enormous damage. No matter how well-built a car might be, snow can destroy the undercarriage, the body, and more. Unfortunately, those living in cold-weather regions won't find it easy to avoid getting salt on their vehicles. Salt trucks dump a lot to control ice and snow. Thankfully, you can take steps to control the effects of that salt.

Washing your car partially prevents corrosion. If snow remains on the vehicle, rust may soon arrive. Washing the car right after exposure helps eliminate the salt. A visit to a car wash could even clean the underside.

Don't delay on any steps you take. If you drove the car through heavy snow, assume there's salt in that sludge. Don't wait too long to clean the vehicle. Otherwise, corrosion may soon occur.

Drivers needing help with maintenance and other issues can set up an appointment at our service department. At Kia of West Nyack, we have pros available to assist.

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