Lorraine Explains: Keeping your car clean in winter

Regular washing does wonders for minimizing salt exposure, prolonging the life of your car

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Sometimes, it’s tough to love winter. Fun cars and motorcycles are all but sent into hibernation, sub-zero temperatures wreak havoc on your car’s mechanicals, driving in snowy conditions can be nail-biting, and clearing snow off your car is mindlessly mundane. And then there’s road salt.

It’s use – keeping roads free of excessive snow and ice buildup, especially in averse weather – is well-intended. But more so than sub-zero temperatures, salt can cause considerable damage to your car over time. Salt exposure, eventually leading to rust, spares no nut, bolt or body panel.

Thankfully, there are methods to keep it at bay. But before you embrace regular car washes in winter, Lorraine Sommerfeld has a few things for you to consider.

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