Road salt can damage your vehicle
Now that winter is over, anyone else embarrassed by the state of their car? My mats and carpets are a mess ... and coated in road salt.
In the Maritimes, temperatures were all over the map this winter. Crews used plenty of road salt, which is horrible for your car inside and out.
"Basically if you don't get it out every year in the Spring time it will build up and eat away at your carpet which causes rust under your carpet and eats away at your flood," says Jeff Cumming of Cumming's Autoindulgence.
So now's the time to get rid of all that corrosive salt build up.
The same rings true for the outside of your car. Even if you washed your ride over the winter, that may not be enough to prevent corrosion from months of exposure to salt. The deeply imbedded salt may need to be chemically removed.
Give your car a good spring cleaning
"We detar it with a solvent and we acid bath it and clay it to removed any other contaminants," explains Cumming.
A good wax and buff job will help keep the paint from oxidizing, and turning your ride into a rust bucket.
"It helps protect from any contaminants that are on the road and sunlight," Cumming says.
Not to mention the fact that it also makes your car looks awful pretty when it's done.