Mostly warmer temperatures are expected over the course of the next week and after last week's winter weather AAA Kansas is encouraging drivers to wash the winter off their cars.
Spokesman Shawn Steward says taking the time for a quick car wash now could save drivers both time and money down the road. He says corroded brake lines, which are often the result of road salts and de-icers, can cost hundreds of dollars to replace. AAA Car Care estimates the minimum cost to repair brake lines is around $150, but the fix could cost up to $1000 or more depending on the vehicle.
Washing winter off your car is not just about savings, it’s about safety as well. Corrosion of brake components could lead to brake failure, especially in older vehicles.