Is my car going to rust?
I was at Pismo Beach / Oceano Dunes (in Calif.) on the Pacific Ocean yesterday, for the first time. After a 2-hr ATV rental was done, the tide had come in quite a bit and parts of the beach access “drive” had waves washing over it, so to leave the beach I had to drive my car through some of the surf. In my enthusiasm I sometimes drove a little faster and got a fair amount of salt water splashed on the car.
We got home late at night so I haven’t washed the car off yet. There’s sand and salt all over it now. Clearly, I need to hose it off. But what about the undercarriage? Any suggestions on what I should do?
If it matters, the car is a 2001 Honda CR-V.