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Old 09-11-2008, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Maryland's 6th District.
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If you run your vehicle through a car wash then you will not have a problem with rust.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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If you run your vehicle through a car wash then you will not have a problem with rust.
the only problem with that is that you can go a month and a half without having a day that gets above freezing. A heated garage helps.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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Thank you all for responding - I'm not as worried now!
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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If you run your vehicle through a car wash then you will not have a problem with rust.
Especially of the car wash in question gives the underside of the car a good soaking. That gets a lot of the snow/salt out.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:04 PM
 
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You'll learn to drive on slippery roads pretty quick if you move to Minnesota. Easy on the gas peddle. Easy on the brake. And don't EVER turn the steering wheel on ice! You'll see people spinning down the freeway sometimes in a wild, whirling Death Spin because they turned the steering wheel. You just watch their big, wide helpless eyes in your headlights with each rotation until they crash into a snow bank or guard rail. Just make sure you have some good tread on your tires and keep some extra weight in the back and a full fuel tank. It really helps when the roads are slick. And sometimes it's better to drive ON the snow patches than the bare road surface when it's icy.
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:51 AM
 
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You'll learn to drive on slippery roads pretty quick if you move to Minnesota. Easy on the gas peddle. Easy on the brake. And don't EVER turn the steering wheel on ice! You'll see people spinning down the freeway sometimes in a wild, whirling Death Spin because they turned the steering wheel. You just watch their big, wide helpless eyes in your headlights with each rotation until they crash into a snow bank or guard rail. Just make sure you have some good tread on your tires and keep some extra weight in the back and a full fuel tank. It really helps when the roads are slick. And sometimes it's better to drive ON the snow patches than the bare road surface when it's icy.
If you have front wheel drive you don't need to put weight in the back of your car, that just wastes gas. Back in the old days when cars were rear wheel drive, the extra weight helped with traction but today it is not necessary.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:18 AM
 
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No, you won't be stuck in a snowbank on the freeway, however if snow falls at the "wrong time" you may be stuck in freeway traffic for a couple of hours due to spinouts and fender benders.

It was on the tv news quite a bit this past winter.


Evidently some posters have very short memories.
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Maryland's 6th District.
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the only problem with that is that you can go a month and a half without having a day that gets above freezing. A heated garage helps.
Are you talking about washing a car with a hose? I am talking about using a car wash. I've never had a problem and I have seen people at the wash-your-own-damn-car car wash on Lyndale and 22nd at all times through out the winter. It's the salt on the roads that eat away at your car, not the snow or water.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Are you talking about washing a car with a hose? I am talking about using a car wash. I've never had a problem and I have seen people at the wash-your-own-damn-car car wash on Lyndale and 22nd at all times through out the winter. It's the salt on the roads that eat away at your car, not the snow or water.
Most places will close their carwash when it's below freezing. I personally don't really see the point of washing your car when it's negative 10....it'll freeze right up.
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Make sure all four of your tires match (same brand, same model). If your back tires get poorer traction on snow and ice than the fronts, you'll find yourself going backwards when the road curves, even with front wheel drive or all wheel drive.
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