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Mar 27, 2014 8:59AM
The best advice you don't see here is, don't use household soaps to wash your car.  Buy the stuff from your local car parts place.  The household soaps strip your paint of oils and they cut down on the life of the paint.
Apr 1, 2014 3:37AM
I buy cars for a living, and NOTHING devalues a car more than rust! If you have allowed you car to develop a rust problem, you can throw the book value out the window. It is almost worthless on the used car market. Nothing will scare away a buyer faster than rust. Get the salt off your car!  The best thing you can do to maintain value in your car is a weekly car wash all winter long. And I do NOT own a car wash.
Mar 27, 2014 8:57AM
My car gets dirty because of the failed policies of this administration.
Mar 27, 2014 8:30AM
i came on here to see any comment connecting Obama and the Dem to washing car
Apr 1, 2014 4:57AM
Does this writer really need the money that bad? never use dish soap on your vehicle it could damage the paint, I've also found that the car wash soaps sold over the counter leave a scum, get off your butt, use water, lots of it, (less your in California) and hand wash it, all a car wash does is clean off the top layer of dirt...spray the under side, the wheel wells, open the doors and clean the leaves and mud out from between the fenders and main body with a small stick and rinse.......
Mar 27, 2014 11:24AM
I always give my vehicles a good wash and wax before winter arrives and then do the same 2-3 times during the warmer seasons, as well as quickie washes when needed.
Apr 1, 2014 3:54AM
I can't wash away winter.  It just won't leave with snow in the forecast!
Mar 27, 2014 11:37AM
I would like to find a list of used cars and trucks that do not rust in the salt-belt states, or with exposure to salt water. A list of cars and trucks whose bodies and frames last the longest in the salt-belt states, or with exposure to salt water. I am sure that some makes and models last longer than others, but I do not know which ones. I do know that a 97 Ford Ranger frame does rust badly on salted roads, because it is severely rusted at the age of 17 years, and it only has 65,000 miles on it. And it was pretty rusty at only 10 years. A pickup truck frame should last 50 to 100 years, because there are still old Model T Fords on the road. Come on Detroit you can do better.
Apr 10, 2014 5:51AM
Why bother with this every year.
Move to a southern state, preferably one with low taxes.
Apr 7, 2014 4:55PM
I use Slick 50 One Lube to protect my trailer contacts it has silicon in it not a corrosive like WD 40. plus I use it on hinges and door latches. A little dielectric works great to be applied in the fall before winter to keep contacts clean.
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