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January 22, 2023

It’s ‘Normal Wear and Tear’!

Salt damage can happen to just about any vehicle. If you’ve noticed corrosion in your car due to salt damage, you’re probably wondering whether car insurance covers salt damage.

Bear in mind that insurance policies only cover unexpected, one-time incidents, which means they don’t usually cover damage or issues arising from normal wear and tear. Since corrosion due to salt damage is a result of prolonged exposure to road salt in winter, insurance companies consider it “normal wear and tear.” As such, car insurance doesn’t cover salt damage.


How to Protect Your Car from Salt Damage

Although there’s absolutely nothing you can do about this, you can prevent salt from inflicting further damage to your car. Here are five tried-and-true tips to protect your vehicle from salt damage:

  1. Wash your car regularly.

Do it during the day so your car has enough time to dry before the temperature drops. A thorough rinse can wash away any salt on its exterior.

  1. Add a layer of wax.

Waxing your car’s exterior will shield it from corrosion by creating a barrier between the salt and the paint. Don’t forget to apply wax to your undercarriage, too. That way, you’ll be able to protect your engine and other parts that are susceptible to rust.

  1. Fix large paint chips.

As you’re washing your car, look for paint chips, particularly those that are bigger than the tip of a pen. This blog will give you tips on how to fix those scratches.

  1. Avoid driving through large puddles.

Water puddles during the winter are a cesspool of road salt and dirt. Avoid driving through them.

  1. Avoid driving in deep snow.

Deep snow can pack salt into the undercarriage of your car, which can contribute to corrosion and cause drivability issues. Not to mention, it can get you stuck up and stranded on the road.


Transform Your Old Car into a Source of Hope for Our Needy Vets

If corrosion due to salt damage is just one of the numerous problems your car is experiencing and such problems keep cropping up even if you’ve already spent a large chunk of money to get them fixed, perhaps it’s time to let go of that clunker. You’ll be doing yourself a huge favor when you finally dispose of it.

What if we told you that you can turn that vehicle into a powerful tool for uplifting the lives of the disadvantaged veterans in your area? You can do that by donating that automobile to us at Veteran Car Donations.

We’ll sell your car through an auction and use the proceeds to support the life improvement programs of our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofits cater to veterans who are homeless and impoverished, those who are unable to find decent jobs to support their families, and those who are suffering from disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental health conditions.

With your donation, our charity partners will be able to provide more needy veterans in your area with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, and other services meant to improve their living conditions.

In return, you’ll enjoy our free pickup and towing service wherever you are in the country. Your charitable contribution will also entitle you to claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.

However, these material rewards may pale in comparison to the immense satisfaction you’ll experience, knowing that you’ll be helping our nation’s unsung heroes — those brave men and women who risked their lives and made huge sacrifices to protect our nation’s security and secure our freedoms.

Nearly all types of vehicle donations are acceptable to us, including those that are no longer in their best working condition.

To get to know our quick and easy donation process and other salient details about Veteran Car Donations, check out our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or write to us here.


It’s Time to Repay Our Heroes!

There’s no better way to give back to our hurting heroes than by helping them live the decent and dignified lives they deserve. A simple vehicle donation can make all the difference in their lives. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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