How to Protect Your Vehicle From Rusting Over the Winter
How to protection your vehicle from rusting over the Winter? Rust can be a serious issue for your vehicle. The damage caused by rust can ruin body panels and even compromise the strength and rigidity of the vehicle’s frame. Prevent these issues by properly taking care of your vehicle’s exterior and taking action when signs of rust begin to appear. The best way to stop rust is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.
In recent years, many state and local transportation departments have shifted from using rock salt to liquid de-icers (brine) to combat ice and snow on the roadways. These newer alternatives are more effective than traditional salt because they can be applied before a snowstorm, have a lower freezing point, and melt ice and snow faster.
However, these same characteristics are much more damaging to vehicles since the chemicals remain in liquid form longer and are more likely to coat components and seep into cracks and crevices where corrosion can accelerate.
Why Salt Is Used on Roads
In those parts of the country with freezing winter temperatures, drivers know that warming the cars up in the morning isn’t the only inconvenience. Icy roads are, too. The same chemical reaction between ice and salt that creates creamy, delicious ice cream also keeps our roads and sidewalks free of dangerous ice during the cold winter months.
A salt and sand mixture is frequently spread over roads before or after a snow or ice storm. Salt lowers water’s freezing point, causing any ice already formed to melt even though the air temperature remains well below freezing. The sand helps keep the salt in place, plus it adds a bit of traction to wet and often slushy roads.
While road salting helps people travel safely, it has drawbacks. It can cause major body and undercarriage damage to your vehicles unless you take extra care and precaution.
If you’re one of the many who must travel the saline streets in the land of the ice and snow, we have some great tips to help protect your vehicle from the ravages of road salt.
Preventing Road Salt Damage
You can’t fight Mother Nature, but there are a few steps you can take before winter hits and during the winter months to prevent road salt from damaging your vehicle.
Is rust already present? We have a solution.
Black Max is a specially formulated product that blocks the oxygen from further spreading the rust. Two coats of black max prior to Armour Seal Undercoating will ensure that the rust on your vehicle is slowed down for good.
Armour-Seal has been in the rust protection business for years, delivering a reliable, effective defense for vehicles against harmful elements on the road. The top undercoating choice for drivers worldwide is Armour-Seal Undercoating. For rust protection help your car or truck stay protected and looking great, year-round with Armour-Seal Undercoating
Whats the cost of Undercoating, and whats included?
We have broken down our undercoating packages into three different categories. Trucks, Vans and Alumi-body Fords, and cars. One application of Armour-Seal is good for up to 5 years of protection, with a free touch up after 3 years. So there is no need to return every single year to have it re-done like other shops. If you have rust present, then we will apply two coats of Black-Max to the affected areas prior to Undercoating. An additional charge for black max is not included in the pricing below.
- Trucks- $395.00
So what is undercoated exactly? Basically everything is undercoated. Frame, chassis, axles, wheel wells, under-body, rocker panels, inside cab corners, inside rocker panels, inside doors, suspension, oil/transmission pan,
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 may be thinking, well, that’s easier said than done. The best solution is to use a preventative Armour Seal Undercoating to protect your vehicle from rust in the first place. But if you’re experiencing rust already, don’t fret—At Scorpion Coating Plus, we will prevent further spread.