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Volcanic ash from Iceland that has drifted to UK may have a corrosive effect on new and used cars alike, warns an expert.

Autoglym, that specialises in car care, has issued warnings to British motorists to take precautions against the ash that can damage paint, glass and wiper blades of cars.

The atmospheric volcanic debris, which is comprised of acidic rocks with sharp edges, will slowly descend to ground-level increasing the risks of damage.

Moreover, the high amounts of sulphur present in the dust cloud could corrode tyres and rubber seats.

Paul Caller, CEO of Autoglym, acknowledged the unexpected volcanic eruptions laid bare a set of problems unmatched by any previous weather conditions.

He added: "We are concerned that, as many motorists get their buckets and sponges out for the first time in the warmer weather, they could unwittingly cause damage to their own vehicles, unless they take extra precautions when cleaning their cars."

The volcanic eruptions in Iceland lead to a six-day airport closures across the nation, disrupting air-travel and inconveniencing thousands of passengers.ADNFCR-2576-ID-19737578-ADNFCR

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