During the winter months, Magnesium Chloride is used on the roads to melt snow and ice. At higher elevations, CDOT
urges automobile owners to wash their cars a few times per week to remove the Mag-Chloride. Mag-Chloride is highly
corrosive and causes damage to chrome, wires and hoses if left on the vehicle for an extended period of time. Since CDOT
has been using Mag-Chloride, various truckers' associations have experienced increased maintenance problems due to
deteriorating wires and hoses. We recommend that you protect your auto investment by washing at least once a week
during the winter. In times of frequent snowfall, you may need to wash twice or more. We also recommend that you wash
your vehicle every time you come back from the mountains since there is a greater quantity of Mag-Chloride used above
7,000 feet.  

We have the detergents to remove mag chloride all over the vehicles surface including the under body of the vehicle.

DEICER PROBLEMS-accelerated and excessive corrosion to various truck parts and components (aluminum, stainless
steel and electrical wiring are particularly affected); increased maintenance costs and warranty claims.
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 KILLER CHEMICALS
                                          Severe rust build-up on the brake shoe table, called "rust
jacking"                                                                                                           by brake engineers, is causing brake linings to deform,
work                                                                                                                    loose, crack and break.  
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Magnesium Chloride and your vehicle
In the News

Fox 21 News Colorado Springs
The Colorado Department of Transportation says
magnesium chloride does contain corrosive
products and it can damage to your car, so it
recommends you wash your car after every major
snowstorm.  

Glenwood Springs Post
Independent
Mag chloride is corroding rubber car parts faster
than in the past, he said. "We see the windshield
wipers lasting half as long as they used to," he
said. "We see all kinds of
corrosion underneath
the car
."  Electrical components, covered in
plastic, often corrode and trip check engine lights.  
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Vail Daily
Fanger said, "I can tell you I've been in the
transportation business a long while and I can tell
you
it eats brakes." Read article
Colorado's Best Car Washes
Magnesium Chloride on Roads
..."Truckers who face the greatest exposure are thinking mag chloride packs a killer punch. They have found that its
corrosive properties are eating away at vital components, often the damage is cosmetic. The chemical eats into
aluminum and stainless steel, pitting and scarring the services that give good well maintained equipment a pleasing
appearance. But some damage runs deeper. Fleets that have been exposed to mag chloride report that their wiring
systems are deteriorating at an alarming rate."
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9 News
Does magnesium chloride hurt your car? Read article

...."Magnesium Chloride is corrosive to metal parts, plastic, rubber and chrome. It has been know to create a number of
problems on vehicles. The highly corrosive compound can eat through wires, huts, bolts and even brake shoes and
rotors."
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Liquid Anti-icing Agents –
Magnesium Chloride Is Excellent For De-Icing Roads but Poses Significant Corrosion
Problems for Vehicles.

..."Mag chloride corrodes his wiring several feet at a time on equipment that is only four months old."  Read article
Magnesium Chloride as a De-Icing Agent
There has been some feedback from truckers stating that aluminum components and electrical systems in their
vehicles are showing an increased corrosion rate.
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".... the Committee determined that commercial vehicle users should
not need to perform any maintenance to prevent corrosion, other than
normal, periodic washing. "  
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