MARTINSVILLE, Va. — When the snow falls so does the road salt. The days following, when all of it melts and mixes together can be rough on your car.
But how much damage can salt really do?
"It will eat it, cause the metal to get flaky and it will peel off and make it get thin and you don't have any support. May have a ball joint fall out from underneath it," said Connie Campbell.
Campbell is the owner of Jiffy Car Wash in Martinsville. After 48 years in the business he knows about keeping a car clean.
Even though this is his busiest season, he says if you don't wash your car he says you could severely damage the car's undercarriage.
He recommends getting your car washed the day following the snow storm.
"If it starts corroding then it's hard to stop," Campbell said. "Wash your car every opportunity you get."
The damage doesn't show up overnight, it takes time, according to Martinsville area car mechanics.