4 Ways to Prevent a Rust Issue on Your Used Car

August 5th, 2020 443 Auto Sales
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Congratulations! You just made a big purchase and bought a used car that you’re so excited to drive. However, with a great purchase comes great responsibility, including maintaining your vehicle to keep its resale value up and to ensure it continues to look and drive seamlessly.

One thing car owners in colder climates have to worry about is rust. Rust often stems from vehicles being exposed to salt that snow plow trucks use during the winter. Rust on the panel of the car is unsightly, and rust to the foundation of the vehicle can cause driving and safety issues.

Which begs the question…what you can do to prevent rust from being an issue to your vehicle?

  • Routinely clean and wax your vehicle, especially if you’ve been driving on dirty roads or your vehicle looks like a soft pretzel after driving in the winter and accumulating a great deal of salt.
  • Try to park your vehicle where it will be least exposed to harsh outdoor weather. If you’re using your garage more as a storage shed, clean it out and park your vehicle in there…it will go a long way towards preventing a rust issue from breaking out!
  • Consider bringing your car to a rustproofing company who will put a coat of protection on it to prevent it from rust and corrosion.
  • Routinely have your car looked at by a professional for a tune-up to make sure everything is okay and to get out ahead of any potential rust issues.

Those are just a few examples of the things you can do to keep your used car rust free.

If you’re in the Lehighton, PA area and need a reliable used car, check out the inventory at 443 Auto Sales.

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