Salt is great on popcorn. Sand is what you want on the beach. But do you want salt and sand on your vehicle? Not so much.
Sooner or later it snows in Nebraska and when it does, the street crews are out almost immediately after, spraying a mixture of salt and sand onto the roads to assist in melting both snow and ice.
Here’s the science behind this according to the DMV: “Salt lowers water’s freezing point, causing any ice already formed to melt even though the air temperature remains well below freezing. The sand helps keep the salt in place, plus it adds a bit of traction to wet and often slushy roads.”
The downside of salt and sand can be the damage it causes on your vehicle, including scratches and potential rust (if left too long).
The good news is there are ways to help your vehicle survive its encounters with salt and sand.
Keep the salt and sand where it belongs: on the roads. If you do have issues with salt and sand damage, call Great Plains Auto Body at (402) 334-7100 and set up your appointment today. We can get your car back in shape in no time!