Salt, Sand Leaving Rough Impression On Cars After Snow

Friday, February 11th 2011, 10:30 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Sunshine and warmer temperatures are helping erase any evidence of recent snow storms, but the sand and salt are leaving a lasting impression.

Some people rushed to the car wash to rinse off what's left behind of the snow but others are waiting until all the slush is gone from the roads.

News 9 spoke with workers at a local auto repair shop. They said you do not wait to wash the sand and salt off your car unless you want a reminder of the blizzard left behind.

"If you walk up to a car if it's wet, or especially if it's dry if you rub your hand across the finish or even rub your clothes up next to it that makes the dirt and grit act like sand paper and can put scratches in the paint," said Chris Puckett, the manager of an auto repair shop.

Puckett said the darker the color of your car, the more you'll notice the scratches.