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Old 11-06-2012, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How to take care in snow?

Hey guys,

So I live in SLC, which is smack in the middle of the salt belt. This is my first winter with the IRL and I want to try to take care of it the best that I can.

I do not have access to a garage (100% of the time), so I am planning on getting a car cover for when a storm is a brewin.

Additionally I plan on getting an unlimited car wash pass until March I think.

Any other suggestions?
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like you got it covered.

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Sounds like you got it covered.

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Old 11-06-2012, 11:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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WAX IT NOW

New wipers and rain-x window treatment helps too.
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I've always heard excess washing in the winter actually helps cause rust instead of preventing it. I believe the idea was the high pressure water used by all car washes actually pushes salt and water into places that otherwise wouldn't have been affected. This spreads the salt into hard to reach areas that will rust out quicker.

I've always tried to wash my cars every 2-4 weeks in the winter, but honestly I'm not sure what is the correct thing to do.

My wife has washed her 2000 sunfire maybe 3-4 times total in the 8 years she's owed it... only rush is just below the gas door, which is probably caused by fuel spillage.
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Easy. Don't use high pressure washing.

One of my customers gets his 2004 Mercedes washed once a week all year and it lives in a garage. It is essentially rust free.
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So maybe the car wash pass is a bad idea... They usually have high pressure for the exterior, but is it common to have high pressure underneath?
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