Winter conditions take toll on vehicles - WVTM-TV Birmingham, AL

Winter conditions take toll on vehicles

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From sun up to sun down, workers at Mister Carwash off Highway 280, have been working non-stop washing salt and sand off cars.

"7:30, that's when we opened our doors, people were actually here waiting at 7:00," Jacob Brooks said.
Jacob Brooks, a manager at Mister Carwash,  says more than five hundred cars have been through the washer.  The business racked up on a lot of money as well.
"You're still looking at $23 dollars a car and we're going to do at least seven hundred and fifty today," Brooks added.
"The whole bottom panel and half way up the door was covered with sand, salt, and the residue from the road.  So it was a nasty thing," Barry Harwell said.

Workers had to spend extra time getting the excess of chemicals off the automobiles which slowed down the line movement.  Brooks says there were plenty of damaged cars from Tuesday's winter storm that needed washing.
"We're checking for damage, wiggling mirrors, checking panels to make sure they are good and tight ," Brooks added.

If you were out driving after Tuesday's winter storm, there's a big chance your car will have sand, salt, or lime on it. You might want to consider giving that car a wash before all of those chemicals cause damage to your vehicle. 
"Especially salt too because that is very corrosive. Sand also get it off too because if you bump into your car or somebody leans on your car with sand on it, it will scratch your paint," Brooks said. 
Because there were so many cars to be cleaned, management had to call in extra staff to get the job done.
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