WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – As the temperatures start to get warmer over the next few days, you'll likely see people washing their vehicles.
Crews covered the roadways in salt during the ice storm, but now the sun is melting the salt into the surface of our cars.
The salt can corrode the clear coat on top of a car's paint job, so it's a good idea to get it taken care of quickly.
Chris Hammack, the detail manager at Cruisers car wash, recommends a three step process to get rid of the damage from the roadway salt. He says to pressure wash, clay bar and then wax your vehicle.
The clay bar is a tool for picking up environmental contaminants from a vehicle. Hammack says this helps grab salt and contaminants in snow that could have made their way to your car.
A coat of wax will protect the car from the next winter storm, and another type of salt that coastal communities often encounter: sea salt.
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