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Re: General Maintenance Questions
> 1. How often should I be washing my car in order to remove the salt and
> thus reduce the likelihood of it transforming into a rust ball?
As often as feasible. Of particular importance is the undercarriage,
the insides of the fenders (especially the lips) and the door sills.
> 2. I have been told that in the winter it is preferable to leave the car
> outside over night rather than park it in a garage (especially when it is
> covered with snow) as the dampness of the garage contributes to its
> transformation into a rust ball. Is this corect?
Basically true for a heated garage. The theory is that moisture/salt
will go through temp. cycles and cause more damage than if it
was just outside. Personally, when I can leave my car in the (unheated)
garage, I always do so.
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