Well...I just did some quick google research.Tuna said:i want to, but then i look at the road and see a little salt on the centerline and i cringe...am i being too picky/paranoid? probably, but oh well
From Car Talk
3) Cars are NOT being damaged extensively by salt. Oh, they certainly WERE, but not anymore. NACE International (formerly the National Association of Corrosion Engineers) has studied car rust damage for many years. In 1976, 95 percent of six-year-old cars were damaged. Today, less than 1 percent are damaged. Some manufacturers now have 10-year warranties against rust.
Much-needed baths rid cars of salt
Driving in snow and sleet can compound the effects of acid rain because of the corrosive nature of road salt. To prevent this damage, washing your car during the winter is highly recommended, provided the temperature is above freezing.
Foreign materials like tar, tree sap, and acid rain can stain newer paint finishes. The longer these sit on the car's surface, the more difficult they become to remove and the more likely they are to cause damage.
wallcrawlr said:Well...I just did some quick google research.
And I only chose answers that make me feel good about going out.
So for the limited time I'll drive it vs the enjoyment ill have of getting outside factored against the $4 car wash down the street.
I'm going for it.