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How To Care For Your Car After Winter Weather

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How To Care For Your Car After Winter Weather How To Care For Your Car After Winter Weather
All the salt and brine crews put on the roads kept the roads clear from the winter weather but it could also be doing damage to your car.

Experts say one of the first stops you should make is the car wash.

At Parr's Quality Car Wash in Spartanburg County, Owner Norman Parr says just rinsing your ride doesn't do the trick - the parts underneath could be the most at risk.

"The salt and the brine up under the car can rust the brake lines, gas lines, the chassis and everything up under the bottom," Parr explained.

AAA recommends washing every inch of your car - from the front grille to the rear-bumper. They say to check your wiper blades that have surely taken a beating in the storm.

The cold weather can also affect tire pressure. Rotating them every 5 to 10 thousand miles can help reduce wear. AAA also recommends cleaning inside your car because salt and sand can damage floor mats and carpets.

Experts say, sometimes the problems don't always show up right away. Hot weather can speed up the corrosion process - so it's better to get your car checked out now, instead of ending up stranded on your road trip this summer.
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