December 23, 2022
Follow These 6 Tips!
As winter approaches, many of us are now busy getting our cars ready for the colder season. This includes cleaning off all the salt and other road debris that can damage our vehicles. Unfortunately, many of us only focus on the exterior of our vehicles that we can see. We overlook the undercarriage, which is the area that’s especially susceptible to salt and rust damage.
Veteran Car Donations is here to show you how to protect your car’s undercarriage from road salt and corrosion. The following are the things you need to do:
- Wash your vehicle regularly.
Make sure to give your vehicle a regular wash, especially after it’s been exposed to snow and salt on the roads. Make it a point to include the undercarriage in the washing of your vehicle. This will help prevent any build-up of debris or dirt in that area, which could cause rust and corrosion over time.
- Undercoat your vehicle.
Before winter begins, undercoat the undercarriage of your vehicle. Spraying an application of a wax or rubber-based composite onto the area will create a rust-proof layer between the undercarriage of your vehicle and the water, ice, and salt on the road.
- Avoid puddles.
As much as possible, stay away from large puddles that may contain saltwater as it can have a significant effect on the undercarriage of your car. The best way to avoid this is to take a different route if you can or drive slower on roads with lots of puddles.
- Check the drains.
All cars feature a drainage system covering various sections of the vehicle. The drains keep water from accumulating, thereby helping prevent rusting. Sometimes, the drains get blocked with dirt or tree leaves, which disrupts their normal function. Check the drains located on the floor, fenders, and other parts of the vehicle and make sure they are clean.
- Keep a close eye on your undercarriage.
Pay attention to the condition of your vehicle’s undercarriage throughout the winter season. Doing so will allow you to spot early signs of rusting. You can then take action to fix this issue quickly before it becomes a major concern.
- Park in covered areas.
As much as possible, park your car in a covered area such as a garage or carport. This will protect the undercarriage from salt and other winter elements that can cause damage over time.
There you have it! These tips can keep your vehicle’s undercarriage safe from road salt damage this winter season. By following them, you’ll be able to extend the life of your car and keep it looking its best throughout the cold months ahead. Good luck!
Give Your Badly Damaged Car a New and Worthy Purpose
Are you wondering what to do with your car after seeing the extensive damage on its undercarriage caused by road salt and other harsh winter elements? If its repair will cost you an amount that you can’t afford, consider letting that vehicle go.
Hand it over to us at Veteran Car Donations and we’ll give it a new and worthy purpose when we convert it into a tool for uplifting the lives of the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your local area.
Our team will have your vehicle fixed the best way we can before putting it up for auction. We’ll then transfer the proceeds to the reputable military and veteran nonprofit organizations that are in partnership with us. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits are committed to helping former U.S. service members who are homeless, unable to find decent jobs, and suffering from serious disabilities and illnesses, including mental health disorders.
Our charity partners use the funding we give them to provide deserving veterans 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 pick up and tow away your vehicle for free anywhere in the country. We’ll also promptly 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.
Above all, you’ll have the ultimate pleasure and satisfaction of doing something extraordinary that can help improve the living conditions of our nation’s heroes.
Since we welcome nearly all types of vehicles, feel free to donate a car, truck, van, RV, motorcycle, boat, or even an old motorized wheelchair.
Check out our FAQs page for more information on our vehicle donation program, including our quick and convenient donation process. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or you may send us a message here.
Bring Hope to Our Hurting Heroes Today!
Your vehicle donation will surely bring new hope to our hurting heroes. It can help them live the decent and dignified life they deserve. Donate it to Veteran Car Donations by calling 877-594-5822 or filling out our secure online donation form now!