It’s the middle of winter, and even though Apple Valley may not experience the severe weather common across much of the nation, parts of California, especially the mountainous areas, do receive enough snow to make for dangerous driving. While we appreciate the road salt deposited on the highways, that very same salt can damage your car. Despite its benefits, road salt contains free-radical ions that can, when coming into contact with your vehicle, create a chemical reaction that causes corrosion or rust.
There are many parts of your vehicle that can be severely damaged by road salt. Rust can harm such vital systems as the exhaust and muffler systems, the coil springs, and even the entire frame of the car. Because they’re near the undercarriage, the brake and fuel lines are particularly at risk of road salt damage. Remember, if your car’s red brake warning light illuminates, that means the fuel is low and the problem needs immediate attention. Your vehicle’s braking system is vital. If at any time there’s an issue with the brakes, bring your car to Road Runner Auto Care in Apple Valley, California, where our professional technicians can check it out and make any necessary repairs.