18.104.22.168. Prevention of corrosion
You can prevent emergence of corrosion. The best way of prevention of corrosion is the maintenance of the car in purity. It is very important to pay special attention to the car bottom.
If you live in the region (country) where your car is regularly affected by corrosion factors – where roads salt, near the sea, in regions with strong industrial pollution, acid rains, etc. – you have to take special measures for prevention of corrosion. In winter time drench with a water stream the bottom of your car at least once a month and carefully wash out it after the end of the winter period.
At a sink of the bottom of the car pay special attention to details under wings and other details hidden from eyes. Do work carefully. The simple sink, but not careful purification of the collected dirt can accelerate rather emergence of corrosion, than prevent its emergence. Water under pressure and steam are rather effective during removal of the collected dirt and corrosion and active materials.
When cleaning the lower panels of doors, amplifiers and details of a frame you watch that drainage openings were free that moisture could evaporate and did not accumulate inside, accelerating emergence of corrosion.
You contain your garage dry. Do not leave the car in the damp, badly ventilated garage. It creates excellent conditions for corrosion. It also belongs to cases when you wash the car in a garage or stop by in a garage on wet, the covered snow or dirt the car. Even the heated garage can promote emergence of corrosion if it is badly ventilated, and moisture does not evaporate.
You contain a paint and varnish covering and facings in good shape. Scratches or chips on a paint and varnish covering need to be covered with the restoring paint as soon as possible for reduction of risk of possible emergence of corrosion. At detection of naked metal it is recommended to address in a painting workshop.
Do not forget about an interior. Moisture can gather under floor mats and a carpet and to cause emergence of corrosion. Periodically check lack of moisture under floor mats and a carpet. Be especially attentive if you transport the fertilizers cleaning materials or chemicals in the car. Such materials need to be transported in special containers and any drops or spots need to be washed away clear water and to dry up carefully.