And I thought that honour(?) went to Nova Scotia with its two salt mines going full tilt. However Dr. G in St. John’s the run off doesn’t have far for the salt to return to its natural environment.Sonal, it would depend upon the amount of salt that is used on your roads. Here in St.John's, where we use more salt than any other place in Canada ( a fact I am not proud to report), this sort of protection is just common sense. However, I agree that to clean one's car is effective.
Sonal I hear that parking your car where hay is stored is an excellent rust inhibitor. Apparently the hay absorbs the moisture. My guess this is not an effective recommendation for you though.