Do Canada’s Winters Cause More Rust on Cars?

Nov_2015_CanadaWinterCanadians definitely have to deal with rougher winters than most of our American neighbours do. But does that mean we need to rustproof our cars more often?

It’s a good question.

As anyone who drives in Ontario knows, winter means lots of snow and salt. Wet weather and salty roads are a perfect storm that will quickly cause rust on unprotected cars. So, yes, these conditions are much more damaging than the conditions in warmer and dryer climates.

However, there are other weather factors that can cause rust to show up:

  • Sea water: If you live near sea water, that salt is going to travel through the air and attack your car. It’s not as obvious as snow and salt, but it can be just as deadly.
  • Heat: Very hot weather can be just as damaging as very cold weather. Extreme weather at either end of the spectrum leads to rust on unprotected cars — particularly if it’s also very humid.
  • Rain: Moisture of any kind is bad. So if your car is exposed to a lot of rain, rust protection needs to be a priority, even without salt on the roads or in the air.

If you have any questions about what rust protection can do for your car, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

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