Protect Your Car From Road Salt

Written by Marilyn Pokorney

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Every winter drivers should take active steps to protect their car from road salt.

Road salt is necessary for safe transportation when snow and ice accumulate on roads and highways and cause dangerous driving conditions.

Salt was first used inrepparttar 102731 1930's in snow and ice control to make roads safe and passable by creating a lower freezing temperature ofrepparttar 102732 water. It isrepparttar 102733 most available and cost-effective de-icer. It is easy to store, handle, and apply.

Some 15 million tons of de-icing salt is used each year inrepparttar 102734 U.S. and about 4-5 million in Canada.

Salt keeps snow and ice from bonding torepparttar 102735 pavement and to allow snowplows to remove accumulations quickly and efficiently.

Studies show that salt use reduces accidents by 88%.

Washing your car during wintertime is one ofrepparttar 102736 best things you can do to maintainrepparttar 102737 value of your car. Mud, salt, rain, sleet, and snow can damage your car's clear finish. Mud and salt caked onrepparttar 102738 undercarriage promote rust, especially in older vehicles, and can also affect how well your car drives.

Fundamentals for selling your own car

Written by Graeme Sprigge

by Graeme Sprigge

Selling your car can be one of life's frustrating experiences. It can also be done with great success. Like any subject - if you know how to go about it it's easy. Here are some dos and don'ts that will make your car selling experience more profitable and enjoyable.

1. Research

Your mission to sell your car always starts with research. If you've had it for some timerepparttar price could have changed significantly. You need to bring yourself up to speed withrepparttar 102726 current market for your vehicle. This isrepparttar 102727 key to developing a realistic selling price. Many people sell their cars too cheaply or try to sell them for too much and are disappointed.

2. Have a plan

The least stressful way of selling your car is to have plan. It doesn't have to be long and involved but it does need to be inrepparttar 102728 right sequence. It's like moving houses - you pack things away, callrepparttar 102729 removalist and then unpack them in your new house. If you callrepparttar 102730 removalist before you've packed there is bedlam.

3. Put Yourself In The Buyer's Shoes

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