Why Does Rock Salt Melts Ice | Rock Salt Shop

We all know that when frost is forecast, or after you’ve cleared away snow, you put down rock salt, also known as grit salt, or de-icing salt, to melt the ice.

How does rock salt work? - It is, in fact, a simple function of chemistry and physics, and particularly, the nature of water.

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Winter Tyres & Snow Chains

We’ve discussed winter driving, and touched on snow chains and winter tyres, so we thought it might be helpful to provide a bit more information about both.

Winter tyres

Winter tyres are made of a special compound with a high silica content, and have a tread pattern which means they are more flexible at lower temperatures and will brake better on ice than summer tyres. Their overall performance is not as good as summer tyres, so they’re not a year-round option, but if you live in an area that has a lot of snow and ice, they’re a good choice for winter.

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Winter Preparations for You and Your Car

Are you and your car ready for winter? The first frosts are likely to be on us fairly soon, and the clocks are going back. Long, cold, dark winter evenings will soon be a fact of life, as will driving home in the dark. Have you done all you need to make sure that you and your car are winter-fit? Follow this handy checklist and you will soon know

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Weather Forecasting - The Dark Art

In your day-to-day life, have you ever paused to wonder how weather forecasts are made? We all rely on them, whether it’s to decide what to wear, whether to take an umbrella, or more crucially, to cover up tender plants or put down rock salt to prevent ice on paths. But how are they produced?

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