It isn'r really true that typical cars of the early 1980s were robust to salt damage. It was common for otherwise pristine cars of the era to be trashed in 6 or 8 years due to rust. It wasn't until the 1990s that modern metallurgy finally cracked the problem.
BTW: although I agree with everyone's comments about letting your car rest during salt season, I do not agree that it is either necessary or desirable to start the car periodically during the hibernation. No harm will come during a winter's rest and starting the car tends to cause condensation to accumulate in the exhaust, causing it to rust from the inside. If you choose to ignore this advice, be sure you bring the engine up to full operating temperature whenever you start it.
On Dec 13, 2013, at 8:52 PM, Adam Troy <abtphd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks for everyone’s input. I was hoping there was a miracle product. Pardon my ignorance for a moment, but I just don’t understand why driving on these roads isn’t as big a problem for any other cars on the roads today. Even 30 years ago, many cars were able to be driven on salted roads without fear of complete frame damage, right? Is it simply the particular design/placement of the frame and suspension?
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