NEW YORK — While salt is great for melting away ice and snow, it has the unintended effect of causing damage to a vehicle and particularly its undercarriage, according to the New York Times.

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The New York Times has some advice on how wash customers can keep their car clean. The first one is to wash your vehicle as soon as possible. That is easier to do now, since the weather allows for a wash without the same hassles as when it’s freezing outside.

The article recommends using a handheld pressure wand. The most important aspect of the car to get clean during the wash is the undercarriage. This part of the vehicle will rust, which can lead to eventual safety problems.

It’s also important to wax your vehicle to prolong its value. Paint can be expensive to get redone, so do the work now.

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Now that the weather is warmer, the article recommends washing your vehicle frequently. It compares protecting your vehicle from rust to brushing your teeth: “If you do it on a regular basis, you won’t get cavities.”

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