tar on my car :(
October 18, 2006 3:40 PM Subscribe
I drove through a work area today and my car is covered in tar. What can I do?
posted by (lambda (x) x) to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total)
On my way home from work I passed through a work area on a rural state road where they were filling cracks on the road with a tar/asphalt substance. It was the typical situation where they have two guys with stop/slow signs at each end of the temporarily one-lane road. They directed me through, and a few minutes later I noticed that my steering wheel was unusually wobbly. When I got home, I got out and saw that my tires were covered in tar/asphalt
. It also splashed
around the wheel wells. This stuff is incredibly sticky, and it seems to be hardening. I can't get it off myself. Will I need new tires, or is it possible that a tire shop will be able to clean this off? What about the body, should I even try to get it off myself?
Also, would it be worth trying to get the state DOT to foot the bill? Ugh.