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Removing Salt From Your Vehicle

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Winter is always the harshest season for your vehicle, mostly due to the amount of road salt that clings to your car’s paint and undercarriage. Salt is corrosive, and after time, it can eat away the paint on your vehicle, lead to rusting problems on the frame, brake lines leaking, and even damage the undercarriage. Regularly removing salt from your vehicle can help prevent the devastating effects winter has on the interior and exterior of it.

Removing Salt From Your Vehicle

In order to remove the salt from your vehicle, take it to a car wash regularly. While you can choose to wash your can at home, professional car washes are more practical in the winter (when it’s chilly out) and they also offer steam cleaning, drying services and undercarriage cleaning to protect the most vulnerable areas of your car.

Removing Salt Stains From Carpet

So you’ve removed the salt from your vehicle’s exterior, but what about your floor mats and carpets? Carpet salt stains can be a pain to clean, but thankfully, there’s a remedy that’s inexpensive and easy to follow.

Read: How to Remove Salt Stains From Your Floor Mats

After enduring slush, salt, floods, ice and snow, give your vehicle a break. Visit one of our four locations today!

Wash Away Road Salt

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I don’t know about you, but I personally HATE seeing my car coated in road salt and grime. That’s why I decided to use a special presoak with salt buster additive in all of our Valley Car Wash locations to help wash away road salt from your vehicles finish.

Winter is in full swing in the Midwest, East and even places in the South, and while I’m thankful for the salt spread on the highways and roads, I know personally the damage it can cause.

Salt is corrosive, and after time, it can eat away the paint on your vehicle, lead to rusting problems on the frame, brake lines leaking, and even damage the undercarriage.

Our suggestion? Run your vehicles through your local car wash every 1-3 weeks, depending on the weather. In the winter months, it’s important to consider washing your car as routine maintenance and set a budget for it. Doing so will benefit your car aesthetically as well as protect its value.

Just remember: Salt is activated by heat, so the corrosive effects speed up when the weather is warmer. “Once spring comes around, it is imperative to give the undercarriage of your car a thorough wash,” said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews. “Salt sucks up the moisture in humid air, which could lead to even more problems once the weather heats up.”