While dirt on a vehicle is unsightly, it can also wear away your car’s finish and accelerate rusting. This can be expensive, difficult to reverse and even negatively affect your car’s resale value.
To protect your car’s finish, practice the following:
- Wash your car often, especially after the winter months. Salt that builds up during this time can create holes in the body of your car.
- Wax your car from time to time to protect the finish. This can help prevent oxidation that leads to rusting.
- Utilize car washes that feature hand-held pressure wands. Pay close attention to the undercarriage during washes, as that’s the primary risk area for rusting.
- Address scratches and dents that appear on your vehicle’s body, as they can easily lead to rusting.
Experts recommend that you wash your vehicle at least once a month if possible. Keeping these tips in mind will help preserve the car’s resale value and help you save thousands on body work.