4 Easy Ways to Protect Your Car from Salt Corrosion

Don’t Let Salt Corrosion Eat Your Car!

Winter isn’t a pleasant season for cars, and that’s something that all drivers can probably attest to. From draining car batteries and underinflating your tires to freezing your windshield wipers, we can’t deny that low temperatures can be such a major nuisance. Moreover, we have to contend with harsh winter elements, particularly road salt.

Salt on the roads can pose a problem for car owners, as prolonged exposure to it may lead to costly vehicle damage. Not only does road salt gradually ruin your car’s paint job, but it will also cause rust to invade your precious ride. Though road salt doesn’t necessarily accelerate corrosion, it takes a toll on the exposed metal parts.

Fortunately, you can take simple steps to combat salt corrosion even without requiring the services of a professional. Kids Car Donations listed those steps below:

  1. Wash and wax.

Giving your car a good wash and wax (at least three times a year) is perhaps the best way to ensure it doesn’t experience rusting. Ideally, you’ll want to wash it regularly and wax it at least three times a year. One of those times should be right before the arrival of winter.

First, thoroughly wash your vehicle. Then, apply a wax coating proceeded by wax sealant so that the wax will stick to the car’s finish. Pay extra attention to the brakes and fuel lines since they’re susceptible to corrosion. Leaving them to corrode can result either in an accident or car damage.

  1. Place rubber mats on the flooring.

Another way to safeguard your automobile from salt corrosion is by putting rubber mats on the flooring. How so, you ask? Well, salty snow that your shoes picked up outside as you enter your car will melt and eventually find its way into your car’s bare metal floor, causing it to rust.

  1. Take care of those small scratches before winter starts.

Fix minor car problems like dents and scratches before they turn into bigger issues due to rusting triggered by road salt. Keep in mind that rust can slowly work its way into those scratches no matter how small they may be. That’s why it’s crucial to address the issue as soon as you notice it.

  1. Stay away from deep snow and puddles.

Deep snow on the road can pose a threat to you and your vehicle. Besides increasing your odds of getting stuck and stranded, there’s also the possibility of moisture and salt entering your undercarriage. This, in turn, can lead to corrosion and even drivability problems.

The same goes for puddles. They’re not just magnets for slimy dirt, but they also pick up a lot of road salt. So, the next time you drive around in winter and you see puddles and deep snow, try your best to avoid them.

Tired of Maintaining an Old and Unwanted Car?

If you’ve already given up hope on your rusty car that has been causing you nothing but stress and financial woes, you can get rid of all that quickly by simply donating that vehicle to us at Kids Car Donations. When you do that, you’ll become a champion of the indigent youth in your community who are grappling with serious illnesses and disabilities.

We’ll sell your donated vehicle through an auction and transfer the proceeds to our nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) children’s nonprofit organizations use the funding we give them to deliver a range of medical assistance to their young beneficiaries. Thanks to your contribution, your community’s hurting kids will receive free access to treatment, emotional support, and other essential healthcare services.

In exchange for your car donation, we’ll promptly mail to you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your vehicle soon after it gets sold. The receipt will entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

We’ll also assign a licensed towing company to haul off your vehicle wherever it’s located in the country. Oh, and you won’t be spending a penny for it — the towing fee is on us!

More than these material benefits, your gift will allow you to experience the priceless feeling of satisfaction, knowing that you’d be helping youngsters regain their health and have a bright future.

Nearly all types of vehicles, whatever their ages or conditions, qualify for our donation program. Trust us, we’re never picky when it comes to vehicle donations.

For more information on our donation program, including our quick and easy donation process, head over to our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 866-634-8395 or message us here.


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You can help improve the health and well-being of the hurting kids in your community and even save the lives of those who are critically ill. All it takes is your donation of an unwanted vehicle. Call Kids Car Donations at 866-634-8395 or fill out our secure online donation form now!