Do you live in a part of the country that salts their roads? If so, how often do you wash the salt off your car?

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Do you live in a part of the country that salts their roads? If so, how often do you wash the salt off your car?

Bignuf Bignuf
I used to live up north, but never could wash a car during the winter. However, I just saw a show saying you should hose off the salt at least once a week or more.

How many people do that???
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I never wash my car in the winter snow.
Lildrummrgurl7 , Britt&Rich , ViVix , hillys , MissCandyland , Msmueller , El-Jaro , Lacey Fennec , peachmarie , princess22
10
I wash my car freqently despite it being snowy.
Loriandhubby , Allison.Wilder , RonLee , spiced , Checkmate
5
I wash my car in snowy winter, only when it is really dirty.
KinkyKatieJames , Peggi , never shy , gsfanatic , Kitt Katt , Azule , Kitka
7
Other?
Aishiteru , *Camoprincess* , Beautiful-Disaster , Allstars316 , Martiniman , Hazeleyes2012 , sunkissedJess , edeneve , Gdom , Adnerbmw , potstickers , dv8 , Bignuf
13
Total votes: 35 (35 voters)
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03/26/2013
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KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I live in NJ and my car currently has some salt on it. I'll rinse it off, but I definitely don't do it weekly.
03/26/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
The roads are rarely salted around where I live, but I've heard that salt is pretty bad for vehicles.
03/26/2013
Peggi Peggi
I live in MD, and no matter where I drive, if it has snowed, I get my car dirty because the salt trucks come out diagonally across from my house, which means when I drive to the main road, there is always salt. New salt. So my car gets pretty dirty in the winter. I wash it when it gets too dirty, but as little as possible because it'll just get dirty again and I feel my energy is wasted if I do it too frequently
03/26/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I used to live up north, but never could wash a car during the winter. However, I just saw a show saying you should hose off the salt at least once a week or more.

How many people do that???
No snow here for the roads to need salted
03/26/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I don't live where they salt the roads.
03/26/2013
married with children married with children
yes, salt kills your car. We dont have salted roads here in the winter They spray a chemical that keeps the roads from getting icy. That makes a mess out of your windows. It there is any road spray, your windows just blur and it smears everywhere. It makes it very hard to drive some days.
03/26/2013
never shy never shy
Yes only when it warms up its got to be at least 35 deg
03/26/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
They don't salt the roads too often here. They're more likely to spread sand and gravel on the main roads. That makes our car a mess but if we wash it in the middle of winter, it will just get dirty again. We wash it at the end of the snowy season here.
03/26/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I used to live in an area with a lot of salting, and I usually washed my car every month or so
03/26/2013
spiced spiced
They put A LOT of salt (or whatever it is) on the roads here. Sometimes, there's more salt than there is snow!

We wash my wife's car every week or two. I don't drive my car much, and almost never if there's snow, so I don't worry about it as much.

By "wash", I mean taking it to a car wash where people and/or machines wash it. Actually washing a car myself, even when it's hot, has never been my idea of fun.
03/26/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I used to live up north, but never could wash a car during the winter. However, I just saw a show saying you should hose off the salt at least once a week or more.

How many people do that???
I wash it after the last snow. Should probably wash it more, but it's old and I'm lazy.
03/26/2013
hillys hillys
We have salt on our road, but I don't think I've ever washed my car...
03/26/2013
MissCandyland MissCandyland
We don't have our roads salted.
03/27/2013
Azule Azule
It can eat away at the metal after a while but I usually don't wash it off because there usually isn't enough salt for it to make a huge difference.
03/27/2013
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I used to live up north, but never could wash a car during the winter. However, I just saw a show saying you should hose off the salt at least once a week or more.

How many people do that???
Salt rusts cars so fast, so I run my car through the car wash once a week so long as it's above freezing. (I'm from Minnesota.)
03/27/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
I wash whenever it gets really bad.
03/27/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
Here in Texas it's mainly sand used during snow and ice.
03/27/2013
Msmueller Msmueller
Im bad, I live in Indiana and never wash my car
03/27/2013
Hazeleyes2012 Hazeleyes2012
I live in Southern California what's winter?
03/27/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
HA @ Hazeleyes!

It's best to not wash your car in the winter. Ever had your locks freeze? It SUCKS!

You can still hose it off, but make sure you do it when it's nicer and won't freeze right away.
03/27/2013
Kitka Kitka
We only really wash our car when it gets super dirty.
03/27/2013
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
We don't salt the roads here in Florida.
03/27/2013
edeneve edeneve
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
HA @ Hazeleyes!

It's best to not wash your car in the winter. Ever had your locks freeze? It SUCKS!

You can still hose it off, but make sure you do it when it's nicer and won't freeze right away.
not only did my locks freeze, my door latches got frozen too.
03/27/2013
Lacey Fennec Lacey Fennec
I usually wait until it gets warm, but even then I won't wash it unless there is little to no chance of winter weather returning.
03/27/2013
spiced spiced
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
HA @ Hazeleyes!

It's best to not wash your car in the winter. Ever had your locks freeze? It SUCKS!

You can still hose it off, but make sure you do it when it's nicer and won't freeze right away.
The car wash we use has a dryer, so the car's completely dry before we leave. For the price they charge, it's the LEAST they can do.
03/27/2013
Gdom Gdom
Other: I don't have or need a car, so it's a non-issue for me
03/27/2013
Adnerbmw Adnerbmw
I wash the salt off my car when i get a chance cause i know that the salt is hard on the paint.
03/27/2013
peachmarie peachmarie
I hear in some parts they use Beet juice to help melt ice. That must be interesting to see.
04/02/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Aishiteru
The roads are rarely salted around where I live, but I've heard that salt is pretty bad for vehicles.
In the olden days it would eat through metal in a season or two (back in the 1940's, 50's) Cars today are far more rust resistant then even ten years ago.
04/03/2013
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