Last Updated at
- 07:23 pm, December 15, 2011
Problem: Bees (and more) in your bonnet
Bugs have a tendency to get stuck in your car’s radiator grille, wipers, windshield washers etc. That’s not all – there are the water drainage channels, under the bonnet, the boot lid, and alongside the door and window panels that turn into bug graveyards. These channels provide refuge not only to dead bugs, but also to little twigs, dry leaves, seeds and pretty much all the small ounces of vegetation. This bug silt tends to retain a lot of moisture – more so in winters. Over a period of time, this potent cocktail can leave behind toxic from the dead bugs and leaves that lead to rusting and corrosion. Not to mention the pungent odour as well.
Solution: It is highly recommended that you clean these water drainage channels frequently to avoid rust and corrosion setting in.
Problem: Peels of paintwork
Speaking of rust, little dings and scratches that you did not care about all this while may now turn into unseemly blemishes! The winter dew drops can accumulate in the paint-cuts and stay there in the form of moisture for quite a while. Add to it the presence of road salts and you have a prefect breeding house for rust and corrosion. Before you know it, paint may start peeling off from what was a mere scratch throughout summer.
Solution: Get the paintwork treated at an expert body shop and if done right, it may prove to be cheap, yet long-lasting. It is also recommended that the car be washed regularly even in winters to clean out any road salts that may be piling up in the nooks and corners.
First Published on 07:23 pm, December 15, 2011
Rohit (Rash) Paradkar
He is called "Rash" for a reason. He loves his toys, this boy. If it's cool, he's either got it or most probably gotten tired of it by the time you've discovered it. His one dear aim is to convert every Windows and Android user into a customer for Apple.