Half of you know this already. Winter salt reduces our risk of slipping and sliding — in the car and on foot. It is strewn across our streets by vehicles the size of garbage trucks and sprinkled on our sidewalks by hand.
What promotes our safety, however, is unhealthy for our cars. Tires from other drivers spray the salt, along with dirty snow, high enough to coat the roof of my sedan. My own tires must be really doing a number on my car’s underside.
It all speeds up the rusting process, which provides its own opportunities for interesting photography. Frequent car washes, like the one I had today, provide photo opps like these.