The hazards of winter driving aren’t limited to ice and snow. In fact, when road departments use road salt to melt the freeze, it can wreak havoc on your vehicle, and unfortunately ‘tis the season! Road salt, while helpful for safer driving conditions, can cause rust and corrosion to the auto body and undercarriage of your vehicle. While you can’t fight Mother Nature, there are a few steps you can take before and during the winter months to prevent damage from occurring. Here’s Becker Body Shop Auto Body Repair’s recommendations to keep your vehicle protected this winter:

1. Wax Your Car BEFORE Winter—While the undercarriage is the most at risk, giving your whole vehicle a good coat of wax before bad weather is a great pre-game step! If you want to take it a step further, be proactive by covering your auto body paint with a protective sealant at Becker Body Shop Auto Body Repair! Our service technicians are PPG Paints certified to provide leading refinishing paint with excellent durability that’ll keep you covered no matter what time of year!

2. Pretreat Your Vehicle’s Undercarriage—At Becker Body Shop Auto Body Repair, we offer an oil solution pre-treatment that can be sprayed on your vehicle’s exposed parts, including your exhaust system, muffler, coil springs, and subframe. This coating will help prevent salt and water from the road sticking to your vehicle’s metal parts and corroding them.

3. Wash Your Vehicle After a Snowstorm—Get the salt off your car as soon as possible but understand that washing your car isn’t enough to prevent deterioration. It’s most important to get the undercarriage clean as well! Be sure to choose a drive-through car wash or a hand wash that sprays under the vehicle to be sure you covered all the bases! If all else fails, call Becker Body Shop Auto Body Repair, and request a free auto restoration estimate! We stand behind our work and take pride in giving you peace of mind by providing high-quality original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts to restore your car to good-as-new condition when damage occurs.

Protect your investment as well as your safety this winter season, call Dave Aucker today at 570.743.5882 to request an estimate or to schedule an appointment today. Our Auto Body Technicians make the auto restoration process easy and understand that life doesn’t stop when your car is in for repairs. That’s why we even offer loaner vehicles to all our customers. That way, you can have peace-of-mind, while the experts at our shop breathe life back into your vehicle. No matter the circumstances, Becker Body Shop Auto Body Repair is your full-service solution in Hummels Wharf, PA!