Keeping your car clean is important for more that just aesthetic reasons – it can also prevent premature damage. Here’s how to prevent your car from rusting…
It all comes down to protecting the paint work. Cars are primarily made from metal, with a lick of colored paint and a clear, protective top coat (which makes it look nice and glossy). If that vital top coat gets compromised your car can become damaged by exposure to the elements.
In a humid climate like Charleston’s moisture tends to settle on the surface of your car. This moisture mixes with dust and debris and becomes sticky – attaching to the clear top coat and creating lots of small scratches.
Over time those small scratches add up, and once they reach the metal body of your car rust begins to form. This process happens especially quickly in cities like ours, which are situated near the ocean, as salt water is extremely erosive.
Once your car begins to rust it is difficult to undo the damage and restore your pride and joy to its former glory.
We recommend bringing your car in for a sudsy wash and a good coat of wax every 7-10 days to keep it clean, shiny and rust-free.