Road Salt and Other De-Icers Can Lead to Expensive Rust Damage to Vehicles


January 27, 2022

Millions of Americans face expensive vehicle repairs from rust damage every year, and the chemicals used to de-ice roadways can be one of the main culprits. AAA East Central advises motorists to be proactive throughout the winter to prevent dangerous rust-related vehicle damage to brake lines, fuel tanks, exhaust systems, and other critical vehicle components.

"Regularly washing your vehicle in the winter is critical to avoiding costly repairs down the road," says Mike Hoshaw, vice president of automotive services for AAA East Central. "Over time, rust can not only cause cosmetic issues, b...

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