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Matthew Wright

Clean Car, Happy Car

By February 12, 2013

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Most people think of washing their cars in the spring, when warm weather beckons a Sunday drive to the ice cream shop. But the truth is your car or truck needs a good cleaning regardless of the season. Keeping your car's body free of road grime will extend the life of the paint finish by years. If you live in a snowy region it's doubly important, as regular coatings of road salt can start to eat away at your car's body panels. A monthly spray down, and regular cleanings after salt exposure will extend the life of your car's body and help you to avoid costly paint and body work in the future. Keep it clean!
February 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm
(1) Speed's Auto Service in Portland says:

This is definitely good advice, especially with the cold winter we’ve been having, I know my city has put down salt a couple times, i know what I’m doing when i get home.

Thanks Matt

February 19, 2013 at 3:22 pm
(2) Gus says:

EXCELLENT advice, especially if you do not have a garage. I worked Corrosion control for 20 years in the Air Force. You should shee what is left of the cars on Guam. salt is very damaging to all underside metal and body panels, even if you go to a hand car wash and use it to rinse off the underneath you are helping extend the life of your car.

February 19, 2013 at 11:37 pm
(3) pat says:

Cheewhiz salt is so destructive. Here they use crushed lava rock for the minimal amount of black ice we get, but maybe it’s too expensive to use in heavy ice areas. Too bad they can’t use something else !

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