Whether you're exposed to salt on winterized roadways, or from sea air, you need to be aware of industry best practices for dealing with the threat of salt corrosion. DMV.org (not affiliated with any government agency) has a number of helpful tips and tricks for preventing salt corrosion on their website:
While road salting helps people travel safely, it has drawbacks. It can cause major body and undercarriage damage to your vehicles unless you take extra care and precaution.
If you're one of the many who must travel the saline streets in the land of the ice and snow, we have some great tips to help protect your vehicle from the ravages of road salt.
A weakened undercarriage, or any corroded mechanical system, will fail under far less stress than is optimal for the safety of a vehicle's occupants. This creates a situation where accidents are both more likely and less survivable.