illy dilly wrote:Its probably been covered in this thread and I over looked it, but what are the rules for foreigners and US driver's licenses?
Do their driver's license work in the states? or are they required to get a US license from what ever state they land in? I've heard of international driver's license, but have no knowledge of what its all about.gyre wrote:Illy, I've seen surface rust that seems to come from long time exposure to moisture from sticking snow.
Mud and snow on the lower part is another problem.
Salt on the coast is definitely the worst issue I've seen.
I don't know if they use salt on the west coast.
I actually own a Denver car.
I guess I've never noticed 'unusual' surface rust from the from snow. Besides for late 70's and early 80's models when the auto companies were still figuring out non-lead based paints- but thats its own story.Mud and snow on the lower part is another problem.
I actually just got a recall notice from Nissan regarding snow/salt/ice build up causing damage and corrosion to front suspension. It mentioned certain states where old school NaCl was still used.
A person from Europe would need a International drivers Licence to drive in the US. As a Canadian, I can just drive (no special requirements). The International license is given after the person has written a test. I have used this when travelling in the Middle east.
Snow by itself does not do much damage to a vehicle. The main culprit of rust in a snowy climate is salt. I see lots of vehicles with salt damage where they get a lot of snow but do not get the extreme cold temperatures. Where I live it gets colder than the effective temperature for salt, so here, we use gravel on top of the ice. Out east, where it does not get that cold, they use salt.
To clarify, I live in Saskatchewan Canada. We have snow for about 1/2 of the year. Frequently the temperatures can drop below -40C (-40F) and salt is useless at that temperature.
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