Protect Your Vehicle From Damaging Road Salt at Apollo Coatings and Detailing


Protect Your Car From Damaging Salt With Revolutionary Nano-Ceramic Glass Coatings

With winter in full-force across the northeast, salt crews have been on the go prepping roadways before, after and during inclement winter weather. Although road salt is essential for safe winter driving, it can also lead to numerous car troubles.

It chemically turns that ice back into water so that the car tires can then reach the pavement for traction, instead of just sliding on top of the ice.

While road salt is imminent to safe winter driving, it is also extremely corrosive and over time it can cause extensive damage to vehicles.

The biggest threat salt poses to a vehicle is rust, which is accelerated by repeated exposure to salt. Rust on certain parts of a car can create a slew of problems ranging from hydraulic brake system leaks to sub frame damage.

Due to the construction of a vehicle with most of the underbody being wide open, most salt damage occurs underneath the car and as a result can be difficult to detect visually.  Here are some effects road salt can have on your vehicle:

Paint Erosion

One common problem caused by road salt is car paint erosion. Although this may not happen over night, continued interaction with road salt can destroy the paint on a car over time. Modern automotive paint is better than it was decades ago; and improved primers and corrosion-resistant coatings decrease the impact road salt has on vehicles. Even with better paint, owners and their vehicles fall victim to the winter road warrior otherwise known as road salt. After a few winters, drivers may find they need a new paint job.


Another more serious problem caused by road salt is rusting. Although the paint serves as a protective layer for the metal of a vehicle, other areas of exposed metal, such as underneath the car, become victims of road salt. Over time, road salt can even eat through the vehicle’s paint and get to the metal underneath. Even though rust is not usually a safety factor, it can be quite expensive to fix. Once rust forms, it usually spreads. Because of this, it’s best to deal with rust before it occurs.

Structural Damage

What makes structural damage so severe and dangerous is that it occurs out of sight. Sometimes, the paint of a vehicle appears normal, but road salt has begun to eat away at the undercarriage of the vehicle. The undercarriage is at the highest risk level for road salt damage because it is constantly exposed to road salt — being so close to the road — and it does not feature a protective layer of paint, unless specially added. Structural damage, such as severe rusting, can be very expensive to fix and can cause safety hazards.


The best way to prevent road salt damage is to wash the vehicle frequently. Washing a vehicle can remove salt from out-of-sight places. The undercarriage is especially important to wash because of frequent salt build-up. Parking a vehicle in a warm place, where the ice melts, can accelerate the damage caused by salt. To help prevent damage from road salt, a driver should wash their car about once a week.   At LI Detailers we offer a revolutionary way to protect your undercarriage and the rest of your vehicles surfaces with nano-ceramic glass coatings!  We utilize multiple application techniques to ensure every inch of your vehicle is protected with an impervious glass layer that resist all of the damaging effects of winter while making the surfaces easier to clean and super-hydrophobic.  These coatings resist chemical damage and extreme temperatures.  To get your vehicle protected contact lI Detailers to schedule an appointment!

Apollo Coatings and Detailing is the preferred Ceramic Pro Distributor & Authorized Application Center for the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Apollo Coatings and Detailing can be contacted anytime at 1 (800) 618-5881 or drop us a line here.  

Paint must be fully corrected before applying a protective coating (nano or ceramic) due to the fact that once the coating is on your car it becomes a new surface on top of your clear-coat. Anything left on the paint will be locked in and require a complete polishing process to correct.

To get an accurate quote for your Ceramic Pro Ceramic Coating & Paint Correction, stop by our Walnut Creek location located at: 187 Mayhew Way #C, Walnut Creek, CA 94597