Jep, they have reduced here too. They have bunch of sensors on main roads then compute propabilies based on weaher forecast an decide how much to thro in a mix salt, sand and some woodo juice. Mainly on economical and enviromental criterias. But cars still rusts so hard that you can actually hear them rusting.
Took car of my wife into a garage, they change exhaust from cat to rear. Work should cost 50-60€ and now it's raining hard here, I don't like to lay under the car when it's drenched. But probably need to do the drums myself, because it's probably 2-3 hours of work may need to order more parts in the middle....might be more cost effective just to do it on my own back yard if I need to wait more parts for a day.
I don't mind disk brakes, but I just have had it with drum brakes. Drum brakes are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
I wonder how did Mr. Brass brake fix go?