Other drivers aren't the only hazard out there which can ruin a good vehicle. Temperature extremes, salt, floods, and other natural hazards can be just as damaging, if not more. Just leaving your car or truck outside on the drive can result in it slowly deteriorating before your eyes. It's not just the cosmetic damage you need to worry about, though that can be expensive enough to repair or result in a huge loss of value. Some natural conditions can result in serious mechanical damage, rendering your vehicle impossible or dangerous to drive.
Fortunately, with an eye towards best practices in mitigation and prevention, you can do a lot to protect your vehicles from natural hazards. This week, we'll cover several of these common conditions.
Come back tomorrow as we start the week off with flood damage: how to spot a flood-damaged car... and why doing so could save your life.