Remember that scene from the Wizard of Oz… You know the one where Dorothy throws water on the Wicked Witch of the West? The witch cries out…
I’m Melting… Oh, What A World…
This is exactly what could happen to your car when you park it in the rain. For the most part, rainwater isn’t bad for your car unless…
Like most cars on the road, yours has a scratch
Even just a small scratch can cause serious damage in wet or humid weather as the bare metal is exposed to water and air it WILL begin to rust. Luckily, (unlike the wicked witch of the west) it can take quite a while for the rust to spread and infect an entire panel of your car, but the longer it goes unattended the worse (and more expensive) it gets.
Consider the picture below – this is a car that has taken fairly major damage – you’ll notice the rust has really taken hold. If this driver leaves it much longer they’ll need to replace the entire door, and this can become costly. Also, take a look at the small bit of damage on the right side of the photo. These minor dents and scratches can prove just as fatal – and often go unnoticed!
Here’s What You Can Do Right Now
If you’re even a little bit worried about what a little scratch can do in this wet weather here’s what you can do RIGHT NOW.
Have a good look at your car in even lighting.
Next, you want to take some nice clear pictures of potential problem areas.
Then it’s as easy as giving us a call or popping those shots into an email and we can advise you on the best way to get them repaired. (You may even be able to do it yourself at home.) If you’re a little unsure of what could be causing major (or even irreparable) damage to your car just give us a call. We love to help in any way we can.
If You Have Been In An Accident We Are Still Here To Help You.
If you have been in an accident just take some photos, and give us a call. Just know that any scrape, dent, or bingle can be fixed in a jiffy by our wonderful team of panel beaters – we’re here to serve you – and your car.