You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the underbelly of your car, but corrosion and other damage could prove costly. Winter driving increases the risk to the underside of your car as roads are often gritted or salted in icy conditions. So how can you protect it from damage?
While there isn’t much you can do to improve the conditions of the roads you’re travelling along, undertaking regular car maintenance can help to reduce the risk of damage to the underside of your vehicle as well as the more visible parts.
Here are four steps you can take to protect your car underbody:
- Clean your car frequently
Your bodywork comes into contact with all kinds of contaminants, from chemicals on the road to dust, grit, salt and even insect remains. Washing your car can help to stop these contaminants building up and causing lasting damage. You may keep your paintwork in good nick, but what about the underside?
- Prevent and treat rust
As well as being unsightly, rust is extremely destructive. It can be costly to repair and could even stop your car passing its MOT. Most new cars are galvanised to prevent rust, but it’s still important to take steps to protect your car. This is even more vital if your car’s a bit older or has bodywork damage, such as dents and scratches. As poor weather conditions and salted roads can increase the risk of rust, it’s worth checking your car more often in the winter months. Look underneath your car and keep an eye on any areas that are covered in red dust, or where small holes or bubbling can be seen. If you suspect that you have rust on the underside of your car, it may be worth taking it to your local IN’n’OUT to get it sorted.
- Keep your car in the garage
If you have a garage, it’s well worth keeping your car inside when it’s not in use. Not only will this make theft less likely, but it will also reduce the risk of rust, contamination and weather damage.
- Use an adhesive lubricant
High-performance lubricants made by specialists like TUNAP can really help to protect your car’s underside as well as the bodywork. It forms a pressure-resistant lubricating film that helps to prevent wear and corrosion. This can save you money down the line and help keep your car in tip-top condition.
Book an Underbody Protection Service today!
Your car’s underbody is likely to be affected by more hazards during the winter months. Rain, ice and snow can cause damage, as can grit and salt spread on the roads. IN’n’OUT’s Underbody Protection Service will lubricate the underside of your car and deal with surface corrosion. Best of all, it only costs £34.95!
Lubrication and Corrosion Treatment & Protection for:
- Metallic steering & suspension parts
- All rubber steering & suspension brushes and boots
- Fuel lines and fuel tank
- Brake lines (metallic & rubber)
- Chassis & subframe
- Completed in 20 minutes or less
- Only £34.95 inclusive of VAT & labour.
BOOK your Underbody Protection Service now or give our friendly booking team a call now on 0333 247 9999.