Don't let the 'Beast from the East' take its toll on your car

By Admin | 01/03/2018

Don't let the 'Beast from the East' take its toll on your car

MOTORISTS in Rotherham are being urged to carry out essential checks on their cars to prevent the recent polar weather conditions taking their toll.

The call has come from the UK-wide Good Garage Scheme following the 'Beast from the East' sweeping in and salty roads which could cause potentially costly damage to vehicles if not addressed.

While they welcomed the gritting of roads to create safer motoring conditions in the snow and ice, experts at the Good Garage Scheme said that salt build-up under vehicles could be highly corrosive if left unattended.

Phil Dugmore, from the technical department of the Good Garage Scheme, said: "Safety is of paramount importance when driving in the snow and ice over the winter months, but many drivers are often unaware of the potential long-term damage that can be caused to the underbody by corrosive salt build up.

"The best solution is to clean it thoroughly with a high-pressure washer to help keep rust and body corrosion at bay."


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