Rust is harmful to vehicles. Protecting Your vehicle from rust is a must for car owners. We at CMH Honda Pinetown call it the “silent killer.”
It is important to recognise the different types of rust. Surface Rust occurs when the paint breaks down over time, thus leading to “Bubble Rust which happens when surface rust is left untreated and expands to flakes exposing the metal below. Once the corrosion of the metal begins, it will continue getting deeper creating scales.
Like surface rust, this can be treated by using a wire brush to make your way through rough scales before using sandpaper or an abrasive wheel. The final stage of rust is “Corrosion” this is caused by leaving “bubble rust” untreated and could end up leaving holes in your car, at this point options for treatment are limited. In most cases, the entire panel will need to be replaced.
Here are some tips from CMH Honda Pinetown on how to protect your vehicle from rust:
- Wash your car frequently
- Wax at least twice a year
- Apply a rust coating
- Repair rust before it spreads
You will notice that preventing your vehicle from rust is not complicated, and it could save you thousands of rands, and as they say, “prevention is better than cure.” CMH Honda Pinetown hopes that these tips will help you in the future.
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