Not everyone has access to a 2-post lift, but why is washing the underside of your vehicle important?
Let’s be honest, the bodywork of your vehicle has been coated in Primer, midcoat and numerous layers of topcoat paint. These topcoats are designed to stop harmful UV rays (read our Blog here on UV Rays) from damaging your car bodywork and yet we spend millions of pounds cleaning, polishing, waxing and ceramic coating our vehicles to make them look clean, pretty and protected. But, do you wash the underside?
Have harmful UV rays degraded your vehicle’s paint?
Salt, Mud, Grease, Oil, Dirty Water, and Dust, typically road traffic film. But why is this a problem? Corrosion Rate Accelerators.
What are Corrosion Rate Accelerators? simply put anything that can increase the speed of corrosion setting into the metal on the underside of your vehicle. Anything that changes the pH of the underside of your vehicle will cause it to rust quicker, when in the presence of an electrolyte (moisture).
Now salt is obvious but what about mud? Soils and mud contain rich microbial communities and can include pathogens (including viruses, bacteria, and parasites) when in the right conditions (temperature, pH, oxygen and nutrient availability) will accelerate the corrosion of your precious metal.
Both are pH neutral and can be applied at the same time, this will allow you to remove salt, road film and grease in one go along with high pressure water to remove any mud, dust, dirt etc..