Why Rustproof your car or Truck
Rust — as any Neil Young fan knows — never sleeps. There are a lot of things you can do to keep it at bay, though, and get your car through the coming winter unscathed
Purchasing a vehicle is a huge investment. Whether a passenger car or a heavy duty commercial truck, you want to get the most out of your purchase. Many cars & trucks have noted rust spots, places where corrosion is a bugaboo. It is essential that if your vehicle has any of these known vulnerabilities that you address it before, not after, the rust sets in.
Prevention is cheaper than a cure
When thinking about corrosion prevention, being proactive about corrosion control is the best way to protect your investments.
Once rust forms, it never really stops. That’s why when it comes to your precious vehicle, the best “cure” is preventative treatment. It is easy to forget that every road without ice this winter is likely covered in salts and chemicals that can be harmful for your vehicle. By being proactive in preventing rust damage in the winter, you can not only avoid unwelcome surprises in the spring but also help maintain your car or truck’s value for years to come.
You need to be proactive with corrosion because Anti-icing is currently recognized as a pro-active approach to winter driver safety by most transportation agencies. Pre-wetting [using salt brines] has been shown to increase both the performance of solid chemicals and abrasives, as well as their longevity on the roadway surface, thereby reducing the amount of materials required. Be Proactive with Rust Prevention
You may be thinking, well, that’s easier said than done. The best solution is to use a preventative NH Oil Undercoating® to protect your vehicle from rust in the first place. But if you’re experiencing rust already, don’t fret—NH Oil Undercoating® will prevent further spread.
There are basically three kinds of rustproofing New Hampshire drivers can choose from for their vehicles:
- The tried-and-true method: frequent car washes. This is not really a rustproofing method at all, but just an attempt at prevention. If you can get the salt off quickly enough, then maybe it won’t get a chance to cause any rusting.
- An electronic rustproofing device that can be installed on the vehicle for a high-tech solution to rust problems.
- A thick undercoating can be applied to the vehicle’s undercarriage to form a protective barrier between the vehicle and anything it encounters on the roads. Materials used for these thick undercoatings can be tar-based substances or even plastic.
- A lightweight, oil-based undercoating that can be sprayed onto the undercarriage to treat the metals and other materials found there, making them less absorbent and more rust-resistant.
The United States is a little bit behind on its rustproofing technology. This may be forgivable since most of the country is located south of the cold climate zone that auto body people like to call the salt belt. So to find good information on rustproofing methods, we need to look to our northern neighbors. And Canada has done its homework. Both the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA, the Canadian equivalent to AAA) and the Canadian Army studied the question. Neither CAA nor the Army went with the car washing solution. Given today’s deicing chemicals, washing just isn’t enough anymore. CAA chose oil undercoating. They found that the electronic device wasn’t very effective, and that thick undercoatings can develop cracks. When salty water from puddles seeps into these cracks, the coating prevents it from dripping off or drying out. So these thick undercoatings can actually cause at least as much damage as they prevent.
The Rust Stop Pro gives vehicle owners their choice of wax/oil or oil undercoatings, including NHOU. They also provide a mobile service for customers who may have trouble getting to their Chichester or Deering locations.
All our specialized products will protect your vehicle against 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 eliminates/removes oxygen and moisture from the surface and stops rust and corrosion in all metals while present. It protects vinyl and plastic surfaces from UV rays and improves the function of moving parts through lubrication. Our environmentally friendly products contain no solvents and detergents Stop by today for an evaluation!