Car owners seldom think about the parts of the vehicle they can’t see. This is why they hardly ever wash the car’s undercarriage. People tend to have an ‘out of sight out of mind’ mentality. This can actually prove to be damaging for your car. Neglecting to wash under the vehicle can cause premature wear.
Don’t Neglect to Wash the Undercarriage
The undercarriage is the area most susceptible to dirt and grime buildup. This is especially the case if you use your vehicle for off-roading, or if you drive on heavily salted roads during winter. The undercarriage has drainage holes. Debris accumulation can clog these holes so they don’t drain as they should.
The undercarriage is also prone to rust. The metal parts are bare and do not have the paint and wax as a buffer to protect the surface. Rust causes premature breakdown of undercarriage components, such as the axles, muffler, control arm, and drive shaft. This can drastically lower the car’s value should you ever decide to sell the vehicle. Continue Reading →