Car Care - Body Care
by: Kevin Schappell
The winter months can be tough on your body... your car body that
is. Salt and chemicals used in the colder climates can wreak havoc
on your cars precious sheet metal. By doing a few simple things
this winter, you can keep your car's body looking it's best.
Put a good heavy coat of wax on your car before the winter storms
hit. This heavy coat will protect your paint from the corrosive
salt and cold temperatures.
* Wash the underside of your car often during the winter months.
Salt and chemicals will collect under the vehicle and slowly start
eating away at your car.
* Skip the undercoating unless you are buying a new car. Applying
undercoating after a car has been on the road for a year or two
is pointless. The metal has already started to rust and there is
bound to be water stuck in places it does not belong. Once you undercoat,
you trap that water or rust and allow it to destroy your car.
* Avoid driving through large puddles of standing water. This water
is loaded with salt and will get thrown into all the cracks and
crevices of your car.
* When springtime rolls around, treat your car to a good wax job
again. Make sure to get all of the road grime and salt off of the
car before you begin waxing.
With proper care and love, you body will stay in shape for years
About The Author
Kevin Schappell maintains http://www.carbuyersclub.com where he
gives advice on buying, selling, insurance, and financing. A mechanical
engineer and car guy, Kevin has decided to spend his online time
helping others learn about automobiles. To learn more about how
your car works, Kevin has created http://www.mycarwizard.com.