Salt Belt

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The term Salt Belt refers to states, in the United States, in which large quantities of salt are applied to roads during the winter season to control snow and ice. States in the salt belt include Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington DC.[1][2] Other states such as North Dakota, South Dakota and Alaska are also considered part of the Salt Belt.[2]

Road salt is a common cause for corrosion of automobile parts, and cars in the salt belt often experience more rapid rusting than in other parts of the country. Manufacturer recalls for corrosion issues often target only vehicles operated in salt belt states.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b AOL Autos Staff (23 February 2010). "Chrysler Minivans In Salt Belt States Recalled". AOL Autos. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c CNN Money (3 May 2005). "GM antilock brakes probed". CNN Money. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 

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