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When is it safe to drive after salt is on the road

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    Question When is it safe to drive after salt is on the road

    When is it safe to drive after salt is on the roads?


    We have had snow and ice, and there has been a lot of salt put on the roads. But we finally have some decent sunny weather....

    a few mild rains... for the most part the roads look clear but maybe you can still see the salt as a white haze in parking lots and such..

    some random salt rocks....

    Is it safe to drive??

    what if the streets are dry but you can still see the salt on the roads?

    Only after it rains?

    Only after it rains multiple times?

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    I usually wait until a few good rains after the snow is all gone. I have taken mine out sooner, but always washed when I got back home. I know a lot of guys that don't get theirs out until memorial day. If you take it out and get salt on it, just wash it real well when you get home.

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    I will take my car out after 2-3 real good rain falls after the snow is gone.

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    i drive mine year round... the liquid salt lasts a VERY long time... when it rains it makes it resurface again...

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    I'd get some driving in while you can. imho They're calling for some snow one day and rain all next week for our areas I'm in the Pittsburg area.. This is going to be the nicest week before it gets cold and rainy again.. Just my .02
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    i'm in lakewood and usually in april and 2 really good rains.

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    after a couple good rains but then you get all the pollen in april/may.....u just cant win until june

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    I like to wait until after a few goods rains. Usually late March, early April is about the time I get her driving.

    I my 6LE gauges come and I get them installed, and the weather is nice, I'm going to start driving my car. Everyone is bringing out their nice cars around here...

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    I drive mine year round and wash the car at least once a week.

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    Drive mine year round too. Only time it sits is when the snow starts to pile up and traction becomes a problem. Then the suv comes out. Lifes to short to drive a POS half the year. If your that worried about salt, just wash it.

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    As long as its dry, it doesn't bother me enough to worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28_Driver View Post
    Lifes to short to drive a POS half the year.
    That is a Quote I Live by...others may never learn

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    Ha then your nice car will become the new rotted out POS from all the salt.

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    Owned since new and driven every ohio winter. still has no rust on floor pans or frame sections. All you have to do is wash the car often in the winter. $8 every other week is a cheap way to keep the rust off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28_Driver View Post
    Owned since new and driven every ohio winter. still has no rust on floor pans or frame sections. All you have to do is wash the car often in the winter. $8 every other week is a cheap way to keep the rust off.
    and a car wash is a great way to ruin your paint

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    Driven in every kind of weather there possibly is. Wisconsin snow and ice to Elpaso Texas sand storms to blistering arizona heat. My car is a Daily driver and a nice wash and wax now and then and good as new. get a undercar blast ever now and then during those bad weather months and drive it like you stole it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    and a car wash is a great way to ruin your paint
    No matter what you do someone will complain. I like to drive my car and I like it to be clean. To each his own. Who knows, maybe in 30 years I can look at your car in a show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    drive it like you stole it.
    Thats what i'm talking about.

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