Regular rust-proofing by a specialist is an excellent way to delay the appearance of rust on your vehicle.
Although today's vehicles are better built, they are still not immune to rust. Manufacturers use higher quality steel, more resistant paint, anti-corrosion coatings and more plastic materials; however, your car can still rust.
Despite these improvements, no vehicle is spared the effects of corrosion, which is a natural oxidation phenomenon that causes metals to deteriorate.
Winter is the worst season for corrosion. Humidity, precipitation and salt-based de-icing products are detrimental to your vehicle's condition.
Parking in a heated place speeds up rusting
Contrary to popular belief, parking your vehicle in a heated garage does not provide protection, but actually speeds up and increases the negative effects of corrosion.
Rust attacks your vehicle's metal parts. After a few years, surface rust may become visible.
Rust can also appear under the vehicle and, in the long run, compromise its structural integrity. If the problem is left unattended, rust can cause serious structural damage and make your vehicle less safe.
Have your car washed
This is a good way to remove salt residue that can accumulate under the vehicle's body.
Rust-proofing is for you if you have:
Proper rust-proofing helps:
Read the article on rust-proofing in Protégez-vous magazine (in French only, subscription required).
Last update: July 21, 2021