How to Keep Your GMC K2500 Suburban Water Resistant
Your GMC K2500 Suburban has probably proven to you how dependable it is on many occasions. Its ability to traverse various types of terrain and withstand harsh environmental conditions makes it not just a car, but a reliable partner as well. But no matter how sturdy your vehicle is, it is not completely invincible. In order to keep your Suburban going, you have to protect it from its number one enemy: water damage. And here are ways on how to do just that:
A car's paint job doesn't just make the vehicle look good and valuable, it also serves as a protection against heat and moisture which are the primary culprits when it comes to paint job deterioration. Exposure to extreme heat, constant moisture, and air could trigger oxidation which may result to rusting and breaking down of the cars metal parts. That's why the bodywork and paint job must not have cracks and dents in order for it to better protect your car from harmful elements, especially moisture. But, paint is not enough. Your car needs another layer of protection if you want the bodywork to last longer and become more reliable against water intrusion. That's where car wax fits in the picture. A car wax will become your suburban's outermost layer which will not only protect your paint job, but will also make it easier to repeal water.
- Keep the weatherstripping in check.
You know you've closed up all the windows and yet you feel like something's wet beneath your seat. You ignore the nagging feeling and arrive home safely only to find your floor mats soaking in rainwater. So, what happened? If all your doors and windows are indeed tightly shut, then the problem lies in your weatherstripping. The rubber might have worn out already and now needs replacing. You can locate the area where the weatherstripping has already failed and have that replaced. Or, you can have the entire weatherstripping of your car removed and a set of new ones installed. Either way, you are going to have to replace the worn out part if you don't want to be soaking wet inside your car along with your mats, seats, and electronics.
- Wash your suburban thoroughly.
Since your suburban can go pretty much anywhere, it has probably accumulated dirt and debris of all sorts too. Forget your normal dirt and mud. I'm talking about twigs, tiny pebbles, leaves, and even animal droppings. All those things can get stuck in your car without you even noticing it. That's why a thorough washing of your car needs to be done regularly to make sure that no dirt or debris, no matter how minute, gets stuck in your car. Because when those things are left alone, especially the animal droppings, they can seriously hurt your car's paint in the long run. And we all know that the car's paint protects the bodywork which in turn protects the car from virtually everything. So make sure that when you wash your car, you wash it thoroughly—because debris carry moisture and other chemical components which will react with the paint and cause the affected area to deteriorate and rust. And when rust starts, you're going to have a bigger problem keeping it away from all the other parts of your car.