Road Salt And Your Car

 

 

Winter driving means salt on the roads to make driving safer. But........... it's bad for cars.

According to the Department of Transportation one state, Connecticut, is going to use rock salt with liquid calcium chloride instead of sand this winter.

Sand eventually gets into streams and rivers killing fish and water life. The sand also absorbs road contaminants like copper and other metals from brake dust and engine oils.

However, the same amount of salt will be used and will be used cautiously by water, wells and vegetation.

Salt, in any form, is damaging to cars so be sure to protect the finish of your car.

Sources:

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-ctroadsalt1216.artdec16,0,2899873.story?coll=hc-headlines-local


http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/roadsalt.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
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