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Winter and Rock Salt

2-Stage-Disinfecting_2Now that January is almost officially upon us, the thought of snow is never far behind. Some of us may have already experienced the white, fluffy stuff that so many children adore. However, the older we get the less we seem to appreciate all of the magic that snow seems to bring all of the little ones. This is probably because we have to shovel it and unfortunately don’t get snow days off of work. The other major problem with snow is what gets put on the roads in anticipation of it.

Rock salt and other substances that are meant to reduce the impact that snow and ice can have on surfaces, but it can have some unwanted side effects. This is normally apparent on things like black or other dark colored cars. The white residue that is left behind is unsightly and most people do their best to get rid of it. The more important thing, however, is what it can do to your vehicle if it is left.

Rock salt residue is corrosive and can do a great deal of damage to both the body and undercarriage of your vehicle. It doesn’t matter if you are driving a car, a truck, or even a piece of construction equipment, the salt on the road is harmful. It can seem like quite a chore, but going through a truck wash at every possible time is the best way to combat this fact.

While you may be thinking that washing your vehicles during the freezing temperatures of winter can cause more problems than they will solve, the answer couldn’t be farther from the truth. The wonderful thing is you likely won’t even need to worry about ice forming when it comes to many truck wash systems.

Here at Neptune, we understand the damage that can be done if rock salt is left to settle onto your vehicle. This is especially true of the undercarriage, as normally people are more concerned with the parts they can see. Thankfully, we have an automated wash system that comes with the ability to be used to cleanse your undercarriage as well. This means every spot of your vehicle will be as sparkling clean as the icicles along your roof. Just make sure that you be careful around the ice on the roads.