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In order to keep snow and ice off the roads the Division of Highways puts salt on them before during and after a storm. This is a great way to prevent snowy road conditions and has been done for over 50 years, but although this salt does good, it can also do bad. 

As you drive on salt it tends to stick to your car with all the other snow and ice. Without the proper care your cars paint and under carriage can start to rust. 

I talked to a local mechanic and he said he's seen numerous cases where salt destroyed cars.

"We get a couple people in here every month asking what's destroying their car."

I was told that when the weather hits 40 degrees you should wash your car, otherwise the water will freeze and cause further damage.