If you live in a snowy climate, as I do in wonderful Calgary (Canada), you probably have come across this dilemma before: your vehicle is filthy and needs to be washed, but at the same time you just know that as soon as you do some snow will fall and your vehicle will be coated in a nice layer of dirt once again. It’s tragic, but unfortunately, it comes with the territory.
The layman might tell you that it’s okay to let your vehicle’s personal hygiene slip during the winter, but anyone who is even halfway into cars will tell you otherwise. There’s a myriad of reasons for it, but perhaps the most important for those that live in a snow-faring area is the dreaded “r” word.
WHAT CAUSES RUST TO FORM ON A VEHICLE
Many things can cause metal to rust, but the most common (and obvious) in areas graced by the beauty of snow is the combination of moisture (snow) and the various means used to combat the effects of snow on the roads (namely, loose gravel and salt). Washing your vehicle every couple of weeks goes a long way in the prevention of the formation of rust on your vehicle- you might even call it regular maintenance of your vehicle body.
If you have your vehicle detailed seasonally (as is recommended by many people) the detailer will likely wash the exterior and wheel wells of your vehicle. If you don’t have your vehicle detailed regularly (or at … Read More