Is there such a thing as too much salt?

February 19th, 2015 by

Every winter, when the roads get snowy and icy, the only thing between us and disaster is road salt. Salt melts ice, and adds traction, reducing accidents and the subsequent trip to a body shop. But are we salt addicts? Watch this informative and funny video to find out:

We have no shortage of salt here so close to the Great Salt Lake. Other states not lucky enough to have a local source of salt are feeling the effects of a national shortage.

Most salt for the US is supplied from mines. Last winter was so frigid, there was not enough surplus left over, and mines are having trouble keeping up with this year’s high demands.

Isn’t it great that we can scoop brine right up from our lake?

It’s also nice that because we’re so close to the lake, most of our ecosystems are adapted for a higher level of salt. We don’t have to worry as much about environmental damage caused by salt leeching off our roads– the lake has beaten us to it. In other states, road salt has deadly effects on wildlife.

Still, with so much salt everywhere, there is bound to be some damage, particularly to your car. Our service team recommends regularly washing your undercarriage and waxing during the winter months when road salt is applied.

We hope you’ll visit one of our four locations, in Sandy, Murray, Orem, and Riverdale. Our pre-owned inventory is stocked full of capable 4WD vehicles that can tackle the worst winter driving conditions. From the whole team at Larry H. Miller Used Car Supermarket, we wish you safe driving this winter.

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