Road Salt – What Lies Beneath

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Like a termite bores through...

Toyota Tacoma Leaf-Spring Rust Recall

According to an article in the New York Times, Toyota has recalled 790,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because of a problem with the leaf springs rusting out. Leaf springs are called that because they look a little bit like the pages, or leaves, of a book. If you look at a...

Lawsuit Busts the “Aluminum Can't Rust” Myth

Maybe it’s just because of the business we’re in, but we hear it all the time: “Just get a car made out of aluminum, and then you won’t have to worry about rust.” Our response is always the same: “We wish, but it doesn’t work...

Fords and Lincolns Recalled for Rust

According to an article in Cheatsheet.com, Ford Motor Company recalled 747, 000 Fords and Lincolns on April 29th, in an action affecting four models. The media.Ford.com page it refers to, however, seems to indicate the recall affects only a little over 500,000...

Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti Q4 Recalled Due to Rust

If you drive a Nissan Pathfinder or Infiniti Q4, you may want to enter the VIN into the form on SaferCar.gov to see if it’s subject to recall. Nissan has issued a voluntary recall of Nissan Pathfinders in the model years 1996 to 2004 because of front strut...

Toyota Tundra Recalled for Frame Rust

Daily commutes can be stressful for all of us, but some Toyota owners have the added worry that their trucks could rust out from under them – literally. Toyota has recalled some of its Tundra pickups for dangerous frame corrosion. Left uncorrected, this problem...

Do-It-Yourself Rustproofing

Tuesday, we mentioned Kevin Read, a native of Canada and 20-year veteran of the auto body and paint industry. Kevin has a “little blue car” (Chevrolet Aveo) he’s apparently very proud of, partly because he’s had it since 2006 and it...

Where Vehicles Rust the Most

If you’ve been following this blog for long, you know that vehicles rust the most in what’s called the ‘salt belt,’ which means anywhere road maintenance crews put salt or other deicing chemicals on the roads to help keep us all from slipping...