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Wash away winter: Car care tips

By Charles Plueddeman of MSN Autos | Slide 1 of 13: Dirty car in winter

Soaked in salt. Peppered by sand. Pounded by potholes. Our past winter has been especially tough on cars and trucks. In much of the country it's been too cold since Thanksgiving to even think about a run through the car wash. But spring is here, and it's time to help your vehicle recover from the ravages of frigid, stormy weather. Here are a dozen tips for post-winter mechanical and cosmetic service that will help your car or truck look better and last longer, saving you money and headaches over the life of your vehicle.
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