All About Rust Proofing
All About Rust Proofing
Depending on the weather in which you live, you have more than likely dealt with the repercussions of rust damage on your vehicle. How does rust occur? When the water comes in contact with metal, or moisture is creates an electrochemical reaction, which results in the rust that appears on the surface of the vehicle.
Protection began in the 1970s when there were increased cases of floors being rusted out of vehicles. This was the point when vehicle repair specialists came up with the idea of protecting the underside of the vehicle from the rust and elements that they are exposed to.
Did you know that rust isn’t only evident on the paint of the vehicle? Sometimes, rust can do more damage when it is on the bottom of the vehicle, throughout the undercarriage and through the frame of the vehicle. Many customers don’t know that the chances of rust occurring in the vehicle get higher as the temperature of the area in which the vehicle is stored rises.
Rust proofing coatings are available from leading vehicle services as an aftermarket product. Are these applications necessary to protect the vehicle? Rust treatments cost between one hundred and one hundred fifty dollars and protect the outside of the vehicle as well as the doors, and crevices that may be exposed to the elements. Most traditional rust treatment options are not suitable for paint, but just for the metal aspects of the vehicle such as the undercarriage and engine which are unprotected from the elements on a daily basis.
It is important to know the type of rust protection that is going to be applied to the vehicle. Many coatings are thick and can add weight to the vehicle, attracting the grime and aspects that lead to rust rather than deterring it. When choosing rust protection, ensure that is being applied by a reputable business and adheres with the needs of the driver.
These undercoating treatments are offered at most dealerships with the purchase of the vehicle. This treatment is often required in order for a warranty to be validated. Did you know that not keeping up with conditions required in the warranty could lead to the warranty being void? This could be a shock when treatments aren’t initiated and repairs are required that should be covered by the warranty and aren’t! Imagine the struggle on the wallet when this occurred – the best aspect is, this can all be avoided.
If you are living in an area where they use salt on the roads to melt ice during harsh winter conditions than rust proofing treatments will assist in the protection of the vehicle, as well as maintaining the vehicle. Did you know that salt creates rust quicker than places that make the decision to use gravel or sand on the roads to prevent vehicles sliding in the ice?
Consider where you live and the elements in which the vehicle is going to be exposed to. Think of the damage that could come to the vehicle if it not treated with rust protection, are you really willing to risk it?