The problem road brine corrosion threat to vehicles

And the benefit of oil-based rustproofing undercoating for Cars & Trucks

The rise in the number of vehicles receiving truck undercoating and car undercoating is on the rise. But many have no idea what this is. Or why it is necessary.

Road brine corrosion. Mention it to most people and they will throw you a blank look. They have no idea what it is. It is a problem that has been brewing on the roads of our nation for some time – a secret that rarely rears its ugly head in the press or anywhere else for that matter. When there is so much to talk about sat at a bar or a roadside diner, the thorny issue of road brine corrosion doesn’t bear a mention. But it should…

This is having a major impact on vehicles across the United States – and beyond. Mechanics are reporting it as a problem. Manufacturers are doing little to guard against the effects of it. So, the issue has to be tackled by the after-care market with truck undercoating and car undercoating become an almost-essential treatment for those that want to prolong the life of their vehicle and drive safe in the knowledge that they are protected. But let’s take a step back and see what this is all about.

 

More cars are destroyed each year by rust than by auto accidents, according to

the Automobile Association of America!  What is a high salt diet costing you?

What is road brine corrosion?

Great question! You know that a salt solution is used on the roads, especially in the winter? The salt solution (otherwise known as brine) melts the snow and ice. This provides a respite from the poor driving conditions many of us experience across the winter months. Well, this solution doesn’t immediately dissolve. Salt, as a natural component, feels like a good fit for this task. Rather than some nasty chemicals, we use a natural product that comes from the land and washes back into the land, right?

Wrong!

The natural product doesn’t dissolve fully, and this causes some major issues for the underside of your vehicle. The fact is, a new vehicle is subjected to thousands of spot welds and numerous bends and folds during production.
This process damages the pre-coated metal, allowing exposure to the corrosion process. Besides cosmetic damage, corrosion also weakens a vehicle’s structural integrity and can affect steering and suspension components.

This is why truck undercoating or car undercoating becomes such an essential part of vehicle maintenance. Now for the science –

  • The salt increases the rate of electron transfer between the metal on the underside of your vehicle and the water
  • The metal oxidizes – essentially rusting
  • The salt allows the water to stay on the underside of a vehicle longer
  • Heat accelerates this process, so those who drive on salty roads and keep their vehicle indoors are more susceptible
  • The brine can stay on the vehicle for many weeks or months and cause a lot of damage

So, a vehicle that looks in pristine showroom condition on the top can be a real mess of corrosion on the underside. The wear and tear are one thing. The safety aspect is something else altogether. And you have no idea how much this costs.

Those that haven’t invested wisely in truck undercoating or car undercoating can wind up with an expensive bill for repairs. But with safety a major consideration for any road user, the fact that the metal chassis of any vehicle can be severely damaged raises eyebrows and causes major concern. Many truck owners are finding that they receive fines or notices for failed inspections because of the damage caused by road brine corrosion. In fact, the estimated bill for repair from this damage is estimated to be at $23 billion.

Road brine corrosion
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Is Truck & Car Undercoating the solutions?

There are some solutions that may help resolve this issue. Some are simple, while others take on a more complicated air. The advice is that you take the salt off as soon as possible. Washing the vehicle every time you travel on roads that have been brined (or have the potential to have been brine, after all we can’t always know) is one of the  ways to remove the threat of road brine corrosion and provide you the peace of mind that your vehicle has been protected. Or  Is it a false sense of security?

But let’s take a reality check here. Additives to the road brine are designed to adhere to the roads, guess what? It doesn’t discriminate with your undercarriage!
Make sure the car wash you choose does not recycle their water either, there likely not getting the chemicals out but likely pushing them deeper into the body cavities of your vehicle. If the weather is so cold that the authorities have taken the step to treat the roads with brine, then it probably isn’t the kind of temperature that you want to spend time washing the underside of your car. Even with some of the products available on the market today, you don’t want to spend those few minutes on a regular basis making this happen. Imagine washing your car when you get to work in temperatures as low as the twenties or low thirties. And then doing it all over again when you get home in the dark. There must be a better way….

Well, actually there is. Truck undercoating or car undercoating is a much simpler and more effective way of preventing the road brine actually getting to the underside of your vehicle. It stops it at source. Now this I’m sure you’ll want to hear about.

Truck undercoating creates a barrier that stops the brine getting into the vital parts of a truck. It keeps them on the road. A business that needs their fleet on the road will benefit hugely from oil-based rustproofing undercoating. Having trucks in the repair shop doesn’t make the most of these vital assets.

Using car undercoating can transform the way it operates and lasts. Buying a car is an expensive undertaking and we all carry out basic maintenance to keep it looking and running well –

  • Washing the car
  • Valeting the inside
  • Checking the tire pressure
  • Filling it with gas
  • Taking it to the garage if a light appears on the dash

But what about those parts you can’t see? What about the underside of the car? This is where the most important parts of any vehicle sit. The chassis that keeps the whole thing together, the exhaust that takes the harmful emissions away from us and the engine parts. They are all exposed to the road brine corrosion that rips away. Think about the benefits of oil-based rustproofing undercoating today and make it a priority.

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And what are the solutions?

There are some solutions that will resolve this issue. Some are simple, while others take on a more complicated air. The advice is that you take the salt off as soon as possible. Washing the vehicle every time you travel on roads that have been brine (or have the potential to have been brine, after all we can’t always know) is one of the most effective ways to remove the threat of road brine corrosion and provide you the peace of mind that your vehicle has been protected.

But let’s take a reality check here. If the weather is so cold that the authorities have taken the step to treat the roads with brine, then it probably isn’t the kind of temperature that you want to spend time washing the underside of your car. Even with some of the products available on the market today, you don’t want to spend those few minutes on a regular basis making this happen. Imagine washing your car when you get to work in temperatures as low as the twenties or low thirties. And then doing it all over again when you get home in the dark. There must be a better way….

Well, actually there is. Truck undercoating or car undercoating is a much simpler and more effective way of preventing the road brine actually getting to the underside of your vehicle. It stops it at source. Now this I’m sure you’ll want to hear about.

What actually is truck undercoating or car undercoating ?

Well, truck undercoating or car undercoating (obviously the one you will choose will depend on your vehicle) is a barrier that coats the underneath of your vehicle and stops the harmful salt solution placed on the roads from getting at the metal on the car or truck.

  • Minimal auto corrosion
  • Reduce expensive repair bills
  • Lessen safety concerns
  • Reduce the chance of failed inspections
  • Unlike paint or conventional undercoating, which cover and encapsulate rust, oil penetrates through rust to the base metal. Our oil is self  healing, designed to displace moisture and remove oxygen. Take either out of the equation and oxidation cannot occur. A product that has Corrosion inhibitors will then fight rust on a chemical level.
  • The oil should be formulated to penetrate deep into seems, body cavities and spot welds,  creating a barrier against the elements in an environment prone to hold moisture and conducive for corrosion.

 

 

There are many benefits to oil-based rustproofing undercoating. One of the best ways you can get the most from the expensive purchase of a car or truck is to get the longest amount of use from it. None of us buy a vehicle with the intention of running it into the ground in the first few years. None of us want to go to the showroom with the thought that we will be back very soon.

We want to get the maximum from our investment. Running a motor car for the home is expensive enough. Running a vehicle for business, either a car or a truck, becomes an investment. And we know that every penny counts.

 

When it comes to auto corrosion prevention… We’ve got you covered! 

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All our specialized products will protect your vehicle against auto corrosion damage caused by salt, liquid de-icing and winter driving conditions. They are designed to penetrate the seams and crevices. It eliminates moisture. It actually stops rust and corrosion in all metals, (when present) it protects vinyl and plastic surfaces from UV rays and improves the function of moving parts through lubrication.

 

NH Oil Vehicle Undercoating Services & products, undercoating for cars & trucks will perform because we use the products that we create, we have a unique opportunity to not only see the performance, but to design the products to be user-friendly.

 

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