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What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
The most common causes are:
Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
Stone and gravel impact.
Insects, tree sap and tar.
Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your ve-
hicle in the shade using a mild car wash soap, and
rinse the panels completely with clear water.
If insects, tar or other similar deposits have accumu-
lated on your vehicle, wash it as soon as possible.
Use Mopar auto polish to remove road film and stains
and to polish your vehicle. Take care never to scratch
Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels and trunk be kept clear and
If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
312 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE