Avoiding Snow, Salt, and Ice Damage in Brooklyn
The winter months mean that the possibility of rust damage on your vehicle has increased immensely thanks to snow, ice, sleet, and salt covered roads. Being proactive about prevention will save you time and money down the road, and keep your Brooklyn car looking and running brand new for years to come!
Not only does rust affect the aesthetic of your car by damaging the exterior paint job, but it also affects nearly everything under the hood. There can be extensive engine and exhaust system damage, issues with your frame, leaky trunk, electrical system damage, fluid leaks, and more. All of these issues can be extremely costly and lead to breaking down in the middle of the road.
In order to avoid rust, there are a few simple steps you can take. Washing and waxing your car regularly will get rid of all the salt that can build up from roads, and storing it indoors is your best bet for protecting it from the elements. You can also invest in sprays that prevent rust as well as lubricants to protect the rubber linings of doors and windows.
Not only is it vital to keep your own car rust free, but it’s also important to inspect any potential purchases for this menace. If there are bubbles underneath the paint, there’s likely rust hiding deep within. You should also have a mechanic look at the underneath of the car. Rust on the vehicle’s underside is a telltale sign of engine damage, and most car insurance companies don’t cover rust damage.
Here at Brooklyn Mitsubishi, we want to ensure that the vehicle you invest in is one you’ll be happy, safe, and comfortable with for years to come. If you’re looking to get behind the wheel of a new or previously owned vehicle, stop by or give us a call today at 718-345-1600!