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Top Five Benefits of Rust Protection

Guest Contributor January 15, 2024
Technician applying rust protection to underbody of car.

Your vehicle may look and perform great now but if left unprotected, it will eventually succumb to rust. Think rust is only a cosmetic problem? Think again. Rust can have a far greater impact on your vehicle. For starters, it can shorten a vehicle’s lifecycle, cause mechanical and electrical parts to fail and even affect vehicle safety. So why would you not include regular rust prevention as part of proper vehicle maintenance?

The ideal time to rustproof your ride is after the winter season. Why? All the corrosive salt used to de-ice our roads during the winter combined with the high humidity in warmer months creates the perfect breeding environment for rust.

Here are five reasons why you should rustproof your car.

  1. Lower repair costs. Rust-free vehicles have fewer maintenance issues. Repairs on electronic components are actually caused by corrosion. “Active” rust control products keep moving parts like brake cables lubricated resulting in less seize-ups.

  2. Increase safety. Rust can compromise structural integrity. In collisions, corroded parts can cause panels to collapse in ways not intended by the manufacturer. Plus, rust-free vehicles are more visually appealing.

  3. Longer lifecycle. Rust-free vehicles last longer mechanically and structurally.

  4. Environmental impact. Rust-free vehicles and their metal components can be recycled, thereby reducing waste.

  5. Helps resale value. Rustproofing helps preserve the beauty of your car’s finish and keeps the vehicle’s resale value from decreasing.

Save with CAA.

CAA Members can save* $10 on a Krown® Rust Control application and up to 20% off Krown® merchandise. Simply visit the location, buy online, or call 1-800-267-5744.

Interested in learning more about the benefits of rust control or ready to start protecting your vehicle against corrosion?


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