How do I take care of an electric car in Salt Lake City?

I finally bought my first electric car, and I’m honestly pretty excited about it. But I live in Salt Lake City, and as you probably know, the harsh winters result in the city putting out a lot of salt to melt the roads off. I’m worried about the salt from the road sticking to parts of my electric car and causing the undercarriage to rust. What can I do to take care of an electric car in Salt Lake City?

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Answer provided by
Jason Crosby
Answered on Jun 09, 2022
Taking care of your electric car in Salt Lake City is going to be a lot easier than you may think. The best way to prevent rust or salt buildup along the undercarriage of your electric vehicle is to have it occasionally washed, ensuring that the undercarriage also receives a cleaning. While performing routine maintenance at a qualified mechanic, you can also ask the technician servicing your vehicle to inspect the undercarriage of your electric vehicle.
Newer cars—which most EVs are—are less likely to experience rusting on their undercarriages because automakers have commonly shifted to applying what’s known as an undercoating to the bottom of the vehicle.
This coating along the undercarriage acts as a barrier to debris, chemicals, and the elements that would otherwise more rapidly degrade metals or alloys that are exposed underneath the car. However, it’s not uncommon for older cars to experience rust growth on their undercarriage as a result of the city trucks and workers spreading salt de-icer.
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