Why Is Your Car Rusting?


Rust has been a problem for car owners since the first car was manufactured. Some car owners have figured out how to prevent and stop the rust, while others are still struggling. If you are concerned that rust could destroy your car's exterior, here is what you need to know.   

What Causes Rust? 

Part of fighting the war against rust is understanding what is causing it. There are three main causes that could be putting your car at risk.  

If the climate where you live is wet, the exposed metal parts of your car could be in danger. You would have to be continuously vigilant to keep moisture away and protect your car's body. Even if you live in a sunny and dry climate, there is still the risk of rust. High heat can lead to the exposure of the underlying metal, which leaves your car vulnerable to rust.  

The second condition that could lead to rust is neglect. As a car owner, you have to take measures to protect your car. If you do not take rust protection measures and leave your car in the elements for longer than you should, the exterior could suffer. 

The third condition that could hurt your car is the region in which you live. Depending on where you live, there could be unique elements that are not weather-related that could hurt your car. For instance, if you live near salty sea water, it could be damaging to your car.  

What Can You Do? 

The most important thing you should do is take care of your car. Washing, drying, and waxing your car is important. Washing gives you a chance to identify any rust that is developing and drying removes moisture so that it does not lead to rust. Waxing provides your car with a protective barrier against rust.  

You should also consider using a rust inhibitor spray. The spray acts as a sealant that can reduce the risk of rust developing. Pay close attention to the instructions on the spray before applying it to your car.  

If you do notice rust on your car, it is imperative that you take care of it immediately to prevent it from spreading. Depending on the size of the rusted area, you might be able to sand it off yourself and apply a touch-up paint to the area. If the affected area is large, an auto body repair shop can handle it. 

For more tips on how to keep rust from forming on your vehicle, talk to professionals like ValuGard.


6 June 2017

Finding Better Accessories

Few things are more intimidating than driving your boss to a meeting. When I found out that my boss needed a ride to a meeting that I was invited to, I decided that I needed to do what I could to improve the look of my car. Instead of ignoring my torn seat covers and the bad smell coming out of my backseat, I paid for professional auto detailing and then I worked hard to find the right auto accessories. I purchased new seat covers, and then I found some incredible air fresheners that weren't too strong. This blog is all about finding great auto accessories, for both inside your car and out.