TULSA - After the recent storm, the City of Tulsa spread about 5,000 tons of salt on the roads.
ODOT also treated area highways with a salt-sand mixture.
All that salt has to go somewhere, and a lot of ends up coating the vehicles that use those roads and highways.
Kenny Kupp, of Kenny's Auto Accessories and Collision Center, tells KRMG that salt can lead to damage.
"It damages the clear coat, and then on the frame or other metal parts underneath it'll cause those to decay and rust as well."
The good news is that Tulsa doesn't see that many harsh winter storms, so the salt problem isn't as bad as in some cities further to the north.
"You don't see it that often, but it does have the opportunity to damage the finish on the car, and any metal surfaces underneath as well," Kupp said.
He recommends that vehicle owners wash the salt off as soon as possible.
Drivers that use an automatic car wash need to be sure they get the undercarriage cleaned as well as the body.