Protect Your Car From Road Salt

Discussion in 'Apple' started by xikom03, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. xikom03

    xikom03 Guest

    Every winter drivers should take active steps to protecttheir car from
    road salt.

    Road salt is necessary for safe transportation when snow andice
    accumulate on roads and highways and cause dangerousdriving

    Salt was first used in the 1930's in snow and ice control tomake roads
    safe and passable by creating a lower freezingtemperature of the
    water. It is the most available andcost-effective de-icer. It is easy
    to store, handle, andapply.

    Some 15 million tons of de-icing salt is used each year inthe U.S. and
    about 4-5 million in Canada.

    Salt keeps snow and ice from bonding to the pavement and toallow
    snowplows to remove accumulations quickly andefficiently.

    Studies show that salt use reduces accidents by 88%.

    Washing your car during wintertime is one of the best thingsyou can do
    to maintain the value of your car. Mud, salt,rain, sleet, and snow can
    damage your car's clear finish.Mud and salt caked on the undercarriage
    promote rust,especially in older vehicles, and can also affect how
    wellyour car drives.

    To prevent winter damage, it is recommended that you washyour vehicle
    every 10 days. Wash your vehicle whenever thetemperature is 40 degrees
    F. and above. Do it during theday
    xikom03, Jan 1, 2008
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    Randy Howard Guest

    Actually, the best thing is to not live in communities, states or
    countries that salt roads. Then you don't get to watch the inevitable
    early destruction of your car, even if you are faithful about the
    Randy Howard, Jan 2, 2008
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