December 29, 2022
Follow These 7 Tips to Protect Your Car!
In case you don’t know yet, salt plays an essential role in road safety during winter. It reduces the freezing point of water, thus preventing it from freezing as quickly and as frequently. Local authorities spread salt on roads in winter so you won’t have to worry about sliding around on slippery snow or black ice while driving your car.
However, salt can take a toll on vehicles since it creates chemical reactions that are known to cause rust and corrosion. Salt can damage your car’s body, particularly your undercarriage and metallic parts of your engine when they come in contact with road salt. For this reason, you’ll want to do everything you can to minimize the harmful effects of road salt on your vehicle.
To help you out, Veteran Car Donations has rounded up seven ways to protect your car from salt corrosion:
- Wax your car regularly.
Waxing your car regularly is a great way to protect its paint and metal from salt corrosion. The wax forms a protective barrier between the paint and the corrosive elements in salt. Make sure to do it at least twice a year, or more if you live in an area with high levels of salt exposure.
- Rinse your car to get rid of road salt.
After you’ve driven on roads strewn with salt, don’t forget to give your car a rinse as soon as possible to remove the salt from its exterior. This will help protect your car from corrosion caused by the chemical reactions between salt and metal.
- Go for high-quality car cleaners.
Always use high-quality car cleaners when washing your car. These cleaners are designed to remove dirt, salt, and other elements that can lead to corrosion over time.
- Protect your undercarriage.
The underside of your car is particularly vulnerable to salt corrosion. One of the best ways to protect it from salt damage is by applying a special undercoating or rustproofing product on it.
- Avoid touchless car washes.
While touchless car washes may seem like an easy way to clean your car, they can cause more harm than good. That’s because the high-pressure jets used in these washes can push salt and other corrosive elements further into the paint and metal of your car.
- Check your wheel wells.
Since the wheel wells of your car are constantly exposed to salt and moisture, you should examine them regularly for any signs of corrosion. If you notice rust or other damage, have it repaired ASAP.
- Park in a garage.
Parking your car in a garage is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect it from salt corrosion. Garages will protect your car from the elements, including salt exposure. Plus, they can keep your car looking its best!
Following these tips can help you protect your car from salt corrosion and keep it looking great for years to come. Just remember that prevention is key — the sooner you take steps to protect your car from salt corrosion, the better. Good luck!
Has Your Car Reached Retirement Age?
Sadly, all vehicles are bound to reach the point where they start malfunctioning and lose their appeal. If your car has reached this stage, perhaps it’s time to say goodbye to it. Give it a fitting retirement by turning it over to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll use your donated vehicle to support the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your local community so they can live better lives.
Our team will have your donated vehicle auctioned off, with the proceeds handed over to our veteran-focused charity partners. Like us, these IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to helping former U.S. service members who have become homeless and impoverished, those who can’t find decent jobs to support themselves and their families, and those who are suffering from service-connected disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental disorders.
Our charity partners use the money they get from us to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and many other benefits.
To thank you for your charitable contribution, we’ll take care of everything for you, including the free towing of your vehicle no matter where it’s stored or parked in the country. We’ll also process your donation papers and send you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car so you can claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.
However, the most meaningful reward you’ll get as our donor is the joy of knowing that you’re giving back to our hurting heroes residing in your community.
We’re willing to take nearly all types of vehicles regardless of their age and condition.
Feel free to visit our FAQs page to learn about our quick and easy donation process and other important details about our vehicle donation program. For inquiries, give us a call anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822. You may also write to us here.
Reach Out to Our Hurting Heroes Today!
After risking their lives to defend our lives and our freedoms, our heroes deserve to enjoy a decent and fulfilling life. You can help make that possible with your auto donation. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!