How do you protect your car from road salt?

What are the best ways to protect my car from road salt? I’ve heard that road salt can scratch your car and even cause rust! I have no idea how to protect myself from salt damage.

Answer
Road salt is a necessary evil. While it keeps the roads clear, it can also destroy your finish, scratch your paint, and even cause rusting. Luckily, you can use these tips to protect your car from road salt:
  • Use wax: Waxing your car is like covering it in an invisible, protective layer. Not only does it make your car shine, but it’ll help your finish deflect otherwise harmful salt rocks.
  • Keep your tires clean: When the treads are full of dirt or snow, your tires lose traction and start kicking whatever’s on the floor back at your car.
  • Wash your car frequently: Rinse your car at a DIY car wash to get rid of salt residue and prevent rust. Some car washes use repurposed water with traces of salt, so it’s best to find a DIY car wash with fresh water.
Congratulations! With these tips, your car should be salt-proof for the winter. Of course, keeping your car safe is all about consistent maintenance routine. By following a schedule, you’ll avoid any unnecessary issues.
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Joshua Levy
Answered on Nov 19, 2021
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