Moisture Breeds Corrosion

Moisture creates the conditions in which corrosion is most likely to occur. For example, corrosion is accelerated by high humidity, particularly when temperatures are just above freezing. In such conditions, the corrosive material is kept in contact with the car surfaces by moisture that is slow to evaporate.

Mud is a particular enemy of corrosion protection because it is slow to dry and holds moisture in contact with the vehicle. Even though the mud appears to be dry, it can still retain moisture and promote corrosion.

High temperatures can also accelerate corrosion of parts that are not properly ventilated so the moisture can be dispersed. For all these reasons, it is particularly important to keep your car clean and free of mud or accumulations of other materials. This applies not only on the visible surfaces but particularly to the underside of the car.

    See also:

    Operating door locks from outside the vehicle
    Х Turn the key toward the rear of the vehicle to unlock and toward the front of the vehicle to lock. Х If you lock the door with a key, all vehicle doors will lock automatically. Х From the driv ...

    Use of E85 fuel
    E85 fuel is an alternative fuel composed of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, and is manufactured for use in Flexible Fuel Vehicles. E85 is not compatible with your vehicle. Use of E85 m ...

    Vehicle Interior
    The following should be checked each time when the vehicle is driven: o Light operation o Windshield wiper operation o Horn operation o Defroster, heater system operation (and air conditioning, if ...