How can I prevent rust on my car frame?

How can I prevent rust from getting on my car frame this winter? I have a new car and want to keep it in top-notch condition. Every vehicle I have ever owned ends up turning into a rust bucket at some point.

Answer
I bet you live somewhere where there is a lot of snow! The combination of snow and salt will rust your car fast, but there are things you can do to avoid having a future rust bucket.
The best action is prevention. So even in the winter, get your car washed regularly. It usually costs an extra $1 or two to get the car’s underside cleaned using the rust prevention spray, but it is worth it!
If you like to do a winter car wash yourself, add a tablespoon of baking soda to your automotive wash to neutralize the salt and other road chemicals that prompt rust.
Since you are preparing so well for winter, make sure you have a good roadside plan for your car. If you’re looking for roadside assistance at a great price, try Jerry. Jerry’s membership provides you with industry-leading roadside assistance, including benefits like towing, jumpstarts, lockout service, and a mechanics hotline all for as little as $4.16 a month.
Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 10, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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