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Car Protection Against Corrosion

Corrosion can cause by many factors but the most common factors that contributes to car corrosion are, the accumulation of moisture retaining dirt and debris in body panel sections, cavities and other areas on your car and the damage to paint and protective coatings caused by gravel and stone chips or minor traffic accidents.

There are also environmental factors that influence the rate of corrosion on your car such as moisture, relative humidity, temperature and air pollution.

The accumulation of sand, dirt, and water on the underside of the body of your car will accelerate corrosion, also on the floor sections that have snow and ice trapped under the floor matting will not dry.

Corrosion is mostly accelerated in areas with high relative humidity, especially on those areas where the temperature is above freezing and where atmospheric pollution exists such as industrial pollution and on other areas where road salt is used. The presence of salt in the air in coastal areas, road salt can also accelerate the disintegration of paint surfaces.

Also, for those parts that are not properly ventilated, an increase in temperature will accelerate the rate of corrosion.

Ways to protect your car from corrosion

1. Wash and wax your car more often to keep your car clean.

2. Inspect your car always for any minor damage to the paint and repair it as soon as possible.

3. Always keep the drain hole at the bottom of the doors and tail gate free of clogged to avoid accumulation of dirt and water.

4. Inspect your car under body for any sand, dirt or salt accumulation and wash it off with water as soon as possible.

5. Don’t remove debris such as sand from the passenger compartment by spraying with a water hose just remove it using a vacuum cleaner or a broom.

6. Lastly, prevent water or other liquids to come in contact with your car electronic components.

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