Hmmm, I live in NY. I've never bought table salt, just scrap it up off the roads at the end of the season and put it in a shaker. Kids don't know. Wife makes believe she doesn't know. Anyway, I'm on my 4th 164 and I've never, ever had an issue with rust or corrosion on mechanicals, chassis, or body. Lucky?Rule #1....Don't buy a Northeastern Car, or one subjected to salt anywhere.