Although the majority of the country doesn’t have snow yet, it is starting to feel like winter. For many kids (and even a few adults), snow is a wonderful thing means snowmen and hot cocoa and snow angels and memory making. For many of us, however, snow means shoveling, dangerous road conditions, and a pile of blankets to keep out the chill. While it may be pretty, that beauty rarely lasts long. It quickly turns to slush and becomes dirty when vehicles drive through it. Even the stuff used to melt the snow can cause issues These chemicals that are put down, while useful to get rid of the snow, can wreak havoc on your vehicles.
When snow is expected, many places will pretreat the roads so that snow will not stick to the ground. This often includes a form of rock salt that leaves behind a white, chalky residue on your car that makes it look rather dirty. While many people prefer to just wait for more snow or perhaps some rain to wash the dirt away, you really should just get your car washed. This is also true of any vehicles you may use for your business.
Not only does salt and those other chemicals make your vehicles look dirty when you are ferrying things from one location to another, it is actually doing damage along the way. These substances can cause an abrasive form of corrosion that not only can damage the paint on your cars and trucks, but actually damages the metal as well. It is good practice to wash your vehicles as often as you can during the winter but you should also take preventative measures as well. These include making sure there is a wax coating before the first storm of winter sets in and being certain that you have a plan of action in case you do find rust on your vehicles this winter.
Having an automated wash system like Neptune’s can really help you prevent extra damage to the structure of your vehicles. Making sure that you get rid of those salt chemicals as quickly as possible can help you prolong the life of your vehicle, and it’s even better if you protect your vehicles before the storms set in. After all, you want to spend more time enjoying the winter than worrying about it.