We all want our vehicles to be rust-free. Rust can lead to expensive repair bills and can even cause you to buy a new car.
Purchasing rust-proofing for your car is a good way to keep your car living long and strong, but there are other steps you can take to help protect your vehicle from corrosion. Here are a few tips on how you can help keep your car rust-free.
1. Car Care
Washing your car or even just taking it to a local car wash can be often overlooked due to your busy schedule. Dirt, mud and corrosive elements can build up on the body and under body of your car, which can lead to rust forming.
Winter months can be especially hard on your vehicle. The weather may be extremely cold and washing your car may be the last thing on your mind, but keeping your car clean during the winter is extremely important. Many cities and towns use salt to keep the roads safe, and the salt can build up on the body and especially underneath your vehicle.
Salt accelerates the formation of rust and can cause bad corrosion problems if left alone. It is a good idea to wash your car every two weeks or once a week if the roads have been salted. Waxing your car can also help prevent any damage from corrosion as well.
2. Be Aware of Your Cars Surroundings
What type of environment do you park your car in? Parking in puddles, dirt or other moist areas can allow moisture to build up in your vehicles undercarriage, which raises the risk of rust forming. Also, if you leave your vehicle exposed to the elements on your driveway, you run the same risk, especially during the wet season.
If you have a dirt driveway, you may want to think about investing in laying some concrete down to avoid expensive repair bills that could be headed your way. And purchasing a car shelter if you don’t have an attached or detached garage at your home, that way your vehicle will be protected from the elements.
3. Your Gas Tank
Many people only pay attention to how much gas is in their gas tank just so they know when they need to fuel up again to get to where they need to go, but how much fuel you keep in your tank can have an influence over corrosion.
Driving.ca has a great article where one of the things they talk about is how the temperature difference between liquid fuel and the outside can increase the amount of condensation build-up. By keeping your fuel tank topped off, you can decrease the amount of condensation, which will help decrease the chances of rust forming around your fuel tanks.
If you are interested in how you can prevent corrosion in your vehicle, contact Krown today for more information on what you can do to help!
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The purpose of Krown St. Louis's blog is to help lengthen the life of your vehicle through educational articles, tips, and suggestions about maintenance, especially when it comes to rust prone issues.