Hey everyone, it’s Barry from Barry’s Auto Body and Collision Repair! Although the groundhog has seen its shadow and the freezing weather might be coming to an end, all weather conditions can have negative effects on cars. So today we’re going to go through some of the weather patterns that may have an impact on your vehicle.
While salt is the common answer to all problems in the winter, it can be tough on cars in many ways. Salt can chip away at the paint on your car and corrode the uncovered metals on the interior. It important to check your car’s paint and the nuts and bolts for any brown spots. If you find any signs, make sure to get them fixed as soon as possible. Taking care of these problems ASAP will save money and time in the long run. Washing your car frequently and removing excess salt will also help prevent more vehicle problems and collisions. If you want to take the extra step, you can cover your car with a tarp to protect the paint.
Humid or damp weather can also accelerate rust and ruin your car’s paint. Keeping your vehicle clean is very important, and covering your car with a tarp can also prevent moisture from resting on your paint. Taking the time to inspect your car for any spots where the paint is chipped can prevent rust; the trunk and doors are common locations. If you were recently in a collision, be sure to repair the dents right away to prevent corrosion. The best way to ensure that your vehicle stays in good condition throughout these vigorous seasons is to visit your local collision repair professional to get the rust inspected and repaired.
Stay safe and make sure to wash and inspect your car regularly.