Don’t skip this.
If you’re a vehicle owner, you should know about road salt damage. No matter what part of the country you call home.
When Winter Storm Elliot swept the U.S. right before Christmas, road crews did all they could to keep streets clear for travelers.
Road salt and liquid de-icers are their main tools to melt ice in extreme temperatures. AAA reports that “These newer alternatives are more effective than traditional salt because they can be applied before a snowstorm, have a lower freezing point, and melt ice and snow faster.”
“However, these same characteristics can be even more damaging to vehicles since the chemicals remain in liquid form longer and are more likely to coat components and seep into cracks and crevices where corrosion can accelerate.”
While effective at treating the roads, these chemicals wreak havoc on your vehicle’s exterior and undercarriage. Rust is the real enemy here.
Make an underbody flush your best friend
Are you serious about vehicle maintenance? If so, you understand the importance of removing road grit, salt, and chemicals ASAP.
An Unlimited TommyClub membership can help. You choose the plan that works best for you – The WORKS, SUPER, or ULTIMATE wash packages all include an underbody flush. If you choose our best wash, The WORKS, you’ll also get our premium Ceramic Body Wax® to help protect your exterior.
Make a car wash part of your clean routine
If you can, avoid driving before or after a major storm to limit your vehicle’s exposure to road chemicals.
It can be disheartening to park at your destination and then note the gray-black grime that kicks up all over your vehicle.
But if travel is unavoidable, find your favorite Tommy’s Express and treat your ride to a fantastic clean.
We’re in the fight with you to combat rust. You can count on our amazing products to take care of your car – after all, it’s one of your biggest investments.
We’d love to be your winter buddy. Make sure to give us a wave the next time you roll onto the belt!