Take Care of Your Body
by Kevin Schappell
The winter months can be tough on your body... your car
body that is. Salt and chemicals used in the colder
climates can wreak havoc on your cars precious sheet
metal. By doing a few simple things this winter, you
can keep your car's body looking it's best.
- Put a good heavy coat of wax on your car before the
winter storms hit. This heavy coat will protect your
paint from the corrosive salt and cold temperatures.
- Wash the underside of your car often during the winter
months. Salt and chemicals will collect under the vehicle
and slowly start eating away at your car.
- Skip the undercoating unless you are buying a new car.
Applying undercoating after a car has been on the road for
a year or two is pointless. The metal has already started
to rust and there is bound to be water stuck in places it
does not belong. Once you undercoat, you trap that water
or rust and allow it to destroy your car.
- Avoid driving through large puddles of standing water.
This water is loaded with salt and will get thrown into all
the cracks and crevices of your car.
- When spring time rolls around, treat your car to a good
wax job again. Make sure to get all of the road grime and
salt off of the car before you begin waxing.
With proper care and love, you body will stay in shape for
years to come.
Kevin maintains http://www.autoeducation.com where he gives advice on car maintenance, buying, selling, insurance, and financing. A mechanical engineer and car guy, Kevin has decided to spend his online time helping others learn about automobiles.
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