Preventing Road Salt Damage


Luckily, Vancouverites don’t have to deal with a lot of snow in winter, but you don’t have to travel far to find plenty of the white stuff.
For many, traveling out of town can mean encountering a lot of snow and tracking all that road salt back into the city.
 

Here are 3 ways to protect your vehicle from salt damage:

  1. Repair any noticeable chips, deep scratches or rust spots before the first snowfall.
  2. Stay back several car lengths when following snowplows that are putting down road salt so that your vehicle doesn’t get pelted. Wash your car regularly throughout the winter.
  3. Run your car every few weeks through a car wash that also thoroughly cleans the undercarriage — and especially after a large snowfall.

TIP: Once spring arrives, detail your car thoroughly inside and out, as road salt can also damage interior components like carpeting, floor mats, and exposed metal.

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