Car washes offer deals to clean rock salt in winter

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It’s that time of year again where the roads become snowy, icy, slushy – and salty.

According to the New York State Thruway Authority, the average annual usage of rock salt is roughly 180,000 tons.

While rock salt is seemingly harmless to humans, it can be bad for your vehicle. The EPA estimates nearly $5 billion is spent annually on auto repairs related to rock salt.

Local businesses like Hoffman Car Wash keep your car clean and salt-free all winter long with programs like their Unlimited Wash Club, where members can have their car washed as often as they’d like.