Thursday, April 9, 2015

Washing Your Car Could Possibly Save Your Life

They also have those places
you can drive through
if you're this short on time.
It's not the car maker's fault, it's the... salt used to deice roadways? That's what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says caused rusting brake fluid pipes in about 5 million Chevy, Cadillac and GMC vehicles. The NHTSA's five-year investigation into the pipe rust determined that it was not the result of a manufacturing or design defect and the answer is to simply wash the underside of your car if you live in climates that use road salt, according to NBC News.

The agency urged people in 20 states with cold weather and Washington, D.C., to get their vehicle undercarriages washed several times during and after the winter, and to get their brake lines inspected for rust to ensure brakes are in proper working order.

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