In the northeastern part of the country, we live under a blanket of snow from December to March. During this time, the roads are covered in 3 equal portions of snow, sand, and salt. While the sand and salt mixture does in fact do amazing things when it comes to road conditions, it also removes the structure from your vehicle. Not cool salt, not cool.
Many people ignore it until the guy at the inspection station says “I had to fail you for safety because your control arms aren’t there anymore, and neither are your rocker panels, floor pans, and rear quarter panels.”. You then look at your fresh new red “R” on your windshield and wonder where all the metal went. (more…)