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3 Surprising Things That Can Harm Your Vehicle

We all want to ensure that our vehicles are kept in the best possible condition, whatever it might take to do so. The truth is that it is often surprisingly hard to do that, and part of the reason for that is a lack of common understanding about vehicles. As it happens, there are many things which might be causing some harm to your car which you might have never even considered. Once you know that these are potential dangers, you can then watch out for them, and take steps to reduce the amount of damage they cause. But first, we need to try and identify what they are in the first place. With that in mind, let’s look at three of the most surprising.



Dust


Even if you live somewhere where dust is not too much of a problem or not very present, you might be amazed at how much it could actually be affecting your car. The truth is, dust is one of the most damaging natural substances for many vehicles. But why might that be? For a start, dust can easily find its way into pretty much any part of your vehicle, meaning that it can quickly lead to more severe problems. If enough dirt gets into your engine, then you might find that the engine is more liable to overheating and less efficient to run. Left for a long time, and this could even pose a safety risk as you drive. Fortunately, there are a few solutions available to help keep dust away from your car. You might consider getting 4wd snorkels to fit onto your vehicle - and you shouldn’t overlook the simple act of cleaning your vehicle regularly too.



Rain


Usually, when it rains on your car you probably don’t let it concern you too much. But the truth is that enough rain can actually cause a surprising amount of damage to any vehicle. For a start, rain often pulls with it a certain amount of pollution, no matter where in the world you are. This means that your paint job is being more affected by dirt and grime than you would have thought - just from the fact that it is raining. Moreover, if you live somewhere where there is a lot of rain, then your car is more likely to end up rusting a lot sooner. It’s best to keep your vehicle covered as much as you can - in a garage if you have one, or under a tarp if not.





Droppings


There are few things more frustrating than when a bird does its business on your vehicle. But as well as being annoying, it also happens to be surprisingly harmful to your car’s bodywork. Bird droppings are highly acidic, and even only a little amount of it can cause long-lasting damage to the paint. If you find there are droppings on your car, you should be sure to clean it off as soon as you can if you want to keep your vehicle in the best possible condition.