2017 Hyundai Elantra Owners Manual

High-corrosion areas
High temperatures can also  acceler-     Keep your car clean
ate  corrosion  of  parts  that are  not
If you live  in an area where your  car
is  regularly   exposed   to   corrosive
materials,   corrosion   protection    is
particularly  important.  Some  of  the
common causes  of accelerated cor-
rosion  are  road  salts,  dust  control
chemicals,  ocean  air and  industrial
The best way to  prevent corrosion is
to  keep your  car  clean and  free  of
corrosive materials.  Attention to  the
underside  of  the  car is  particularly
properly  ventilated  so  the moisture
can be dispersed.  For  all these rea-
sons,  it  is  particularly  important  to
keep your car clean  and free of mud
or accumulations  of other materials.
This  applies not  only  to  the  visible
surfaces    but   particularly    to   the
underside of the car.
If you live  in a high-corrosion area
— where road salts are used, near
the  ocean,  areas    with  industrial
pollution,   acid   rain,  etc.—,   you
should  take extra  care  to prevent
corrosion.  In  winter, hose  off  the
underside of your car at least once
a month  and be  sure to clean  the
underside thoroughly  when  winter
is over.
Moisture breeds corrosion
To help prevent corrosion
Moisture  creates  the   conditions  in
which   corrosion  is   most  likely   to
occur.  For   example,   corrosion   is
accelerated by  high humidity, partic-
ularly  when   temperatures  are  just
above  freezing. In  such  conditions,
the corrosive material is  kept in con-
tact with the car surfaces by moisture
that is slow to evaporate.
You can help  prevent corrosion from
getting started  by observing  the fol-
When cleaning underneath the car,
give   particular   attention   to   the
components under the fenders and
other  areas  that are  hidden  from
view. Do a thorough job; just damp-
ening the accumulated  mud rather
than washing  it away  will acceler-
ate corrosion  rather   than prevent
it. Water  under high  pressure and
steam  are particularly  effective  in
removing  accumulated   mud  and
corrosive materials.
because it  is slow  to dry  and  holds
moisture in  contact with the  vehicle.
Although the mud appears to be dry,
it  can  still  retain  the  moisture  and
promote corrosion.
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