Winter weather in the northeast results in a number of tumultuous road conditions such as slick surfaces, black ice, and snow buildup. Road salt is a used to maintain safe roads during the winter and create less dangerous driving circumstances during storms and in extreme cold temperatures. Unfortunately, road salt and brine – the liquid that is created when salt is combined with ice – can cause significant damage to your vehicle.
A predominant effect of road salt is rust and corrosion. Rust and corrosion can occur on multiple surfaces of a vehicle and impact various automotive parts. Parts that are located in the undercarriage of a vehicle are most susceptible to damage due to their proximity to the ground, and level of exposer to the elements. Break and fuel lines, exhaust and muffler systems, and the frame are extremely vulnerable to being exposed to road salt and subsequently succumbing to corrosion. In addition, extreme rust and repeated contact can result in protracted problems such as hydraulic break system leaks and subframe damage.
Call Mercer Auto Body if your vehicle has obtained damage due to road salt and harsh winter weather conditions. Mercer Auto Body repairs all makes and models of vehicles, and will work directly with your insurance company if needed to ensure a quick, cost effective, and hassle free repair process.
Mercer Auto Body services customers in Kennett Square, Avondale, West Grove, Landenberg, Toughkenamon, Hockessin DE, Chadds Ford, Unionville, and Concordville.