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Old 12-16-2017, 06:48 PM   #15
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You could move to California. Salt would become a non issue. But you’d have a 100 new ones!
Florida is also an option.

The laws are much better here, but the people and drivers are absolutely nuts. No state income tax and affordable housing is a plus.
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:53 PM   #16
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Plenty of people drive their cars through the winter and the salt without the car being "eaten alive" by salt. There are very few days of the winter that I leave my car in the garage. If you want my opinion, don't worry about. Take it to a self-serve car wash every now and then to keep it clean. To be fair, I live in Indiana, so we use a lot of brine instead of just salt. However, I still believe the effects of salt are overrated. Just my two cents!
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Old 12-16-2017, 07:53 PM   #17
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Plenty of people drive their cars through the winter and the salt without the car being "eaten alive" by salt. There are very few days of the winter that I leave my car in the garage. If you want my opinion, don't worry about. Take it to a self-serve car wash every now and then to keep it clean. To be fair, I live in Indiana, so we use a lot of brine instead of just salt. However, I still believe the effects of salt are overrated. Just my two cents!
No way. Cars that I use in the winter need new calipers and rotors every two years. And all the bolts and hose clamps are rusty and crumbling. Brine is even worse at penetrating into crevices than salt.

If you love your Camaro and have a winter beater, just don't, don't take the Camaro out until the salt is gone. Store it with clean oil, Sta-bil in the tank, and battery tender attached, and you will be good to go in April or May.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:30 PM   #18
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I'm using my GMC Jimmy during the winter months. But if the roads are clean I do take the Camaro out for the day.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:52 PM   #19
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No way. Cars that I use in the winter need new calipers and rotors every two years. And all the bolts and hose clamps are rusty and crumbling. Brine is even worse at penetrating into crevices than salt.

If you love your Camaro and have a winter beater, just don't, don't take the Camaro out until the salt is gone. Store it with clean oil, Sta-bil in the tank, and battery tender attached, and you will be good to go in April or May.
I'm sorry you have had problems with it, but my car is doing just fine! I love it so much that I have to drive it year-round. You love your car so much that you wouldn't even dare drive it in the winter. Two different opinions, but the same love! I appreciate the advice, but my love takes me a different direction. Plus it's my only car and I don't really have a choice!
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:08 PM   #20
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If ya wanna drive it, go ahead! It's YOUR car lol
And not everyone can afford a second car either. Drop that peddle and Go lol
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:43 AM   #21
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Every year this kind of topic comes up, and all I can do is tell my experience.

Back in 2012, when I bought my car new, I planed to drive it all year non stop.

Never had a problem with it, other then the stock tires.

When the spring of 14 hit, I decided to do a cat back exhaust.

I couldn't believe my eyes, I was expecting to see my struts and some nutz and boltz with rust. But it was more then that, the trunk pan was showing signs of specks of rust from the rock chips and other parts.

From that point on, I decided not to drive her in the winter anymore, bought a really cheap used car, and I couldn't be happier. Granted I do miss driving my car, but I also don't look forward of seeing the carnage of what winter does.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:40 AM   #22
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Have the undercarriage sprayed...... most municipalities use other than salt.. I used to fix roads and spray and plow... there are oil sprays now not just rubber undercoating, winter tires and all season tires with about the same grip and better wear ratings....

Most places use liberally mag chloride before..salt only on overpasses etc....

http://www.virginiadot.org/news/reso...etreatment.pdf
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:18 AM   #23
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I mean I’ve got a winter beater it makes sense to save the Camaro

I just need to get something to help my summer tires survive, and I’ll cycle the fuel every so often. I’ve got to get my car registered here next week so that’ll be the last time I drive it till the roads are clear

It just pains me to see it parked
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:18 AM   #24
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But I also want to have it a long time, I’ve already told my wife it’ll be a father/son project for big modifications one day
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:09 AM   #25
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I drive mine at a minimum, once every few weeks but only on a clear dry day to keep things lubed and moving. No worries. If it gets above freezing, out comes the hose!
This is what I try to do say once a month but sometimes like last year there are no clear days and it stays in. I too like to keep things moving once in a while. When I do get it out it usually runs for a good hour or so driving around to make sure everything is plenty warm.

So if it gets clear & dry enough it will come out. I don't lower my insurance over the winter to a minimum like my GF does just so I retain the option to take it out on a whim. About the only good thing about having to store the car in the winter is that it makes me really appreciate it when I can drive it again on a regular basis. Which is something I guess....
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:10 AM   #26
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Have some self discipline, if you have another vehicle use it. Salt is no joke.
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Old 12-18-2017, 11:14 AM   #27
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I think the calcium chloride (ice melter) is worse than the salt on vehicles but either should be avoided as much as possible.
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:59 PM   #28
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Have some self discipline, if you have another vehicle use it. Salt is no joke.
Yea I drove it this evening, kind of had to because I'm trying to get my car registered here. It's been raining fairly hard all day so I didn't feel that guilty

Otherwise yea the Nissan is on primary duty right now. It looks like things are warming up later this week so it may see some clean roads
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