A new study has come out that was brought to our attention and we had to share it with all of you. In Ohio, we use salt to clear our roads of snow and ice so that it’s safer to drive. The U.S. safety regulators are now telling us we need to wash the underside of our car.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just closed a five-year investigation of rusting pipes that carry brake fluid in roughly 5 million older Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC pickups and SUVs, without seeking a recall. The NHTSA stated that the rust was caused from road salt and lack of washing the underside of the car. Refusing to wash the underside of your car can cause suspension parts, the frame, brakes or other components to corrode and fail over time.
The NHTSA’s car-wash advisory applies mostly to owners of vehicles from the 2007 model year and older, but it’s always good to keep the underside of your car clean.
We at Bill Harris Auto Center recognize this problem and want you to know that we’re here to help. After you drop your vehicle off to us for service or detailing and we take care of your car, we will either have it washed at the Ashland Laser Wash or give you a token for a free wash on us. The Ashland Laser Wash does the underside of the vehicle which can help prevent the rust from all the road salt we experience in the winter months.
When you bring your vehicle to us for a service, we take care of you like family and that includes getting your car washed and looking great. We’re the only dealership or auto service company that provides a complimentary car wash each time you get serviced with us, so why go to the other stores? We also have our price match guarantee that is easy for you to use!
Let us show you a great experience with our service department! We hope to see you soon!