Find Out How To Keep Your Car Safe From Salt Corrosion

Since the mid-1930s, salt has been the preferred de-icing agent for many municipalities. Salt is cheap, easy to store, and incredibly easy for cities and counties to apply. Unfortunately, however, salted roadways during the winter months are both safer for Twin Falls drivers to traverse, and detrimental to their cars. At The Car Store, we want to share several easy strategies for protecting vehicles from salt corrosion.

Be Mindful Of Moisture

When paired with salt, moisture opens the door to rust. Be mindful of the different areas of your car that are prone to trapping moisture. These include the tailgate, the fenders, the undercarriage, the doors, and the hood. Keeping these spaces clean and dry is the best and easiest form of rust prevention.

Wash Your Vehicle Regularly

​Washing your car in the winter is essential. In fact, this is something that you should do at least once every 10 days. This will clean off harmful salt residues before they have the chance to wreak havoc on your vehicle's protective finish. To learn additional strategies for avoiding salt corrosion, or take one our autos out for a test drive, come see us at The Car Store today.