Why is rustproofing important?
The Department Of Transportation uses Sodium Chloride, Brine and the aggressive Calcium Chloride to keep roads ice free and clean. While those products work great to keep the roads clean they wreak havoc on our vehicles. When those chemicals combined with moister and oxygen they promote undercarriage rust , swelling of seams and in certain circumstances complete failure of frames, floorboards and structural components.
What do you do?
It is a well-known fact that we can’t completely stop rust and corrosion. But what we can do is slow it down considerably by being proactive. Protect your undercarriage with either our annual oil bath or our semi-permanent wax based undercoating. Waxed based undercoating is the absolute best protection for rust and corrosion. It will completely encapsulate and cut the oxygen off, which will stop rust and corrosion from continuing to spread. Waxed based undercoating will never crack or peel, it will dry soft and still be pliable. It will also will selfheal if struck with road debris. If properly maintained it should last a lifetime. An annual oil bath undercoating is also a great option although initially cheaper it will need to be re applied every year to be effective. It does stay wet and some folks don’t like that. Protect your doors with cavity wax. This is a much thinner product designed to creep into small areas to cut off oxygen and stop rust. Much like the wax based undercoating; cavity wax should also last a life time if properly maintained.
what does this all mean?
Undercarriage maintains is just as important as changing your oil, if not more important. You wouldn’t go years without changing your oil would you? No of course not! By being proactive and spending a few hundred dollars now you will save thousands latter. That is a fact. Rust repair is expensive, not to mention the resale side of things. And that is another topic in its self. Just remember spend a little now save a lot later.