Choosing Better Auto Accessories

3 Ways To Keep Your Vehicle From Developing Rust This Winter

If you live in an area of the United States where it snows a lot and salt is used to clean the roads, you are going to need to take extra steps to ensure that your vehicle does not develop rust. Here are three steps that you can take to help protect your vehicle from developing rust this winter.

#1 Wash Your Vehicle

Most people associate washing their vehicle with sunshine and warmth. However, it is even more important to wash your vehicle during the winter because all the salt and snow can cause rust to start to develop and spread on your vehicle. 

In the winter, you should drive your vehicle through a car wash at least once a week to remove the snow, salt, and sludge build-up from your vehicle. When you take your vehicle through the carwash, make sure that you choose the option to wash the undercarriage of your vehicle. This will wash away all the salt and grime that is stuck to the bottom of your vehicle, where salt that causes rust can really damage the major components of your vehicle. 

#2 Undercoat Your Vehicle

The second thing that you should do is find a mechanic or auto body shop that will undercoat the bottom of your vehicle with anti-rust inhibitor sprays. These sprays should be applied every few years. 

These sprays are designed to cover the components on the bottom of your vehicle with a protective coat that will make it tougher for rust to develop. It is similar to how you apply wax to the paint job on your vehicle to protect it from wear and tear as well as rust. Rust inhibitor sprays protect the bottom of your vehicle from this type of damage. 

#3 Drain Water Out Of Your Car

You may not have been aware, but all vehicles have drain locations that allow water that has gotten into the frame of your vehicle to drain out. These drains are located around the doors and fenders of your vehicle. 

Consult your owners manual to find out where all of these drains are located on your vehicle. Then, find the drains on your vehicle and make sure that they are not clogged with dirt or debris. IF they are clogged, they will not be to drain out water and keep rust from developing along your door frames, bumpers and fenders. 

If you take the three steps outlined above, you are on your way towards keeping your vehicle rust-free, which will increase the value of your vehicle and keep it on the road for a longer period of time. For assistance, talk to a professional like ValuGard.

About Me

Choosing Better Auto Accessories

When I began thinking more carefully about renovating the interior of my car, I started looking for products that matched my personal aesthetic and lifestyle. I was able to find some seat covers that were truly unique, and I even found some really nice accessories for the backseat. For example, I installed a great over-the-seat garbage can that worked well for collecting little pieces of trash. This blog is all about choosing better auto accessories and making your car stand out from the rest. You never know, by finding great accessories and retrofitting your vehicle, you can enjoy a lovely ride wherever you go.

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