Rust is unsightly and a nuisance for many car owners, especially those of us who live near the coast – but just how does rust actually cause damage to your car?
Body damage: Modern cars come standard with a certain level of rust protection, the most noticeable being body paint. This protects the metal structure of the car from coming into contact with air, preventing oxidation and the resulting rust. When your car’s paintwork is damaged from scratches, chips or even acidic bird droppings and tree sap, the metal is exposed and starts rusting. Small rust spots can be dealt with quickly and any damage repaired, but rust that has been neglected will continue to eat away at the metal, causing it to flake away, leaving you with an unsafe, structurally compromised vehicle.
Engine damage: Rust can eat away at the metal of your engine compartment, weaken your exhaust system mounts and violate the trunk area, causing air leaks and making your trunk vulnerable to water leaks.
Damage to electronic systems: Modern cars have complex electronic systems for everything from the brakes and safety alerts to window controls and much more. These systems are vulnerable to rust and corrosion due to their metal components as well as their proximity to other metal structures in the vehicle, including chassis attachments. If they are attacked by rust, your car can experience serious electronic malfunctions.
What Should I Do to Stop Rust on a Car?
Regularly cleaning and inspecting your car is key to rust prevention, and regular use of a proven rust prevention product will significantly reduce the risk of damage. HinderRUST is our top corrosion prevention and control and our anti-rust product. HinderRUST has five different versions that are easy to use, effective and affordable, and your vehicle will have the high quality rustproofing and protection it needs to keep you safe on the road.
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