Ok, so as my profile says, I'm from Puerto Rico so it's not cold...at all. I'm gonna move to the upper states where it's cold and snowy to study. Question is: if I take my WRX wagon, will the snow/salt damage it? How do cars fair against the cold and the snow/salt? Thanks...I just don't want to loose my car to salt and stuff.
"Many people have a good aim in life; most never pull the trigger."
We dont use salt in colorado. The people here voted it out. They would rather wreck their cars due to ice than have them rust a little. IMO... if you wash the underside of your vehicle real good, you have nothing to worry about. As far as the car in the snow.... What fun! I have only had mine through a few small ones this year, but I have owned subaru after subaru and I rarely get stuck. We got hit with about 3 feet at christmas, and that was the only time I wouldnt have taken it out.. Luckily, I still have a truck! :-)
The only thing you really need to worry about getting wrecked is the undercarriage. As you drive along a snowy or slushy road the bottom of the car will get splashed with a salty slurry. Like some have said, you can take care of it pretty easily by getting a car wash every so often. If you're really worried about rust, you might be able to spray down the undercarriage yourself after every drive.
Find a parking lot and learn how to do snow drifts. It's a ton of fun.
Last edited by wingman358; 04-28-2007 at 05:49 PM.