5 Ways to Prevent Car Rust
Knowing how to properly take care of your car and prevent rust from forming, keeps your vehicle in good shape. If you see any signs of rust building up in any part of your vehicle, you should never ignore it. It is a serious problem that can add further damage to your car’s body and frame.
So how do you prevent this from happening? Here are some easy steps you can follow.
- Check your vehicle for any signs of rust. This first step is crucial because once you find the source, you can prevent rust from spreading. Inspect your wheels because it is one of the most common areas for developing rust. Your wheels are more prone to dirt and road grime than any other part of your car. This means you should regularly clean and wash your tires at least every two weeks. Leftover dirt can eventually cause your wheels to be susceptible to rust. At the same time, since salt speeds up the process of building rust, make sure you regularly clean your car especially when your vehicle is often exposed to road salt.
- Clean up any water residue. Avoid letting water sit in your car. Otherwise, your car’s metal components and other parts may be affected by water sediments that can eventually make these parts vulnerable to rust. Make sure you drain the water or any other liquid spills in your car immediately.
- Wash your Vehicle. Leftover dirt on your car paint can reduce your vehicle’s protection from rust. Some elements like gasoline can penetrate the paint. Cleaning your car regularly can prevent these elements from reducing the protective layer of your paint.
- Wax your car. Waxing doesn’t only give your car a glossy shine but it also protects your paint from getting damaged. A layer of wax reduces the chance of rust. We recommend waxing your car every four months with the KevianClean Quick Wax. After waxing, protect your car by adding a car cover when possible.
- Apply a rust preventing spray. You may want to consider spraying your car with a rust preventive product. Avoid spraying on your car’s exhaust and muffler to avoid a strong odor.
Make it a point to inspect your car for any signs of rust as often as you can. You should check the painted parts of your car and see if there are any bubbles or dings in the paint. Check all metal components, engine, trunk, and undercarriage of the vehicle.