Vehicle undercarriages take quite a beating from less-than-ideal road conditions. It’s quite remarkable, then, it gets less attention maintenance-wise compared to the rest of the vehicle.
Undercarriages have numerous important parts like front and rear axles, the muffler, brake lines, exhaust, and transmission system. They all reside underneath the car, and taking care of them is as equally important as maintaining engine performance, driver controls, etc. Be sure to check and clean it from dirt, mud, rocks, ice, salt, and other debris.
JMC Equipment says that to keep your vehicle running in peak condition longer, understanding how various road elements affect undercarriage parts and why your car needs periodic cleaning as much as your car’s exterior does, is crucial.
It Keeps Parts from Rusting
Driving over rough roads causes rocks and gravel to batter your undercarriage surface, chipping the coating and exposing the metal to rust formation. Cleaning and auto detailing restores the damaged parts and gets rid of the moisture buildup, preventing rust from forming.
It Keeps Your Vehicle from Overheating
A dirty and grimy undercarriage prevents the engine and transmission from dispersing heat effectively, which often leads to overheating problems. Maintaining a clean undercarriage keeps these heat-generating parts operating at normal temperature.
It Spares You from Costly Repairs
Letting dirt and mud cake your undercarriage exposes metallic parts like the gas tank and muffler to rust and corrosion. Neglecting to wash away the grime can cause irreversible damage to corroded parts and replacing them won’t be cheap. If you’re unwilling to spend a fortune on replacement car parts, you had better keep your undercarriage clean.
Our selection of car lifts and other automotive repair products let you clean and maintain your vehicle from top to bottom. Contact us today to so we can provide your garage or business with the high-quality automotive equipment you need.