It’s that time of year again, where the cold air comes in, and there’s more rain and more ice. This doesn’t only take its toll on us, but it can be a problem for car care and, in particular, rust prevention. This winter, make sure you know how to get on top of this issue with Rustbusters.
We provide our customers with a rust proofing service, as well as offering a range of rust prevention products. If you want to know some special measures you can take to protect your vehicle from building rust this winter, then read on to find out.
Keep It Clean
You need to make sure you’re washing your vehicle every few weeks as a first step of rust prevention. Car cleaning is not just for aesthetic purposes but is an important part of its all-round maintenance. Whether your car is getting a bit dirty or dusty, or if there are any bird droppings or other spills on the vehicle, these can wear through your car’s surface over time if left unattended. This is especially important if it comes into contact with the paintwork. Don’t forget the undercarriage areas, especially if you live somewhere that is prone to snow. Lastly, make sure that your vehicle is rinsed with water, as leaving a soapy residue could reduce the lifespan of your paint. At least twice a year, as part of this process, you should also wax your car, which will protect the colour from fading and any other surface damage.
Catch It Early
You should get into the habit of inspecting your vehicle for rust, as catching it early will enable you to tackle the problem and prevent the spread. Wheel wells and bumpers can be a common problem for rust development, often due to neglect. You should try to rotate your tires in order to give a thorough inspection, and so you can see clearly when using a torch to look at the wheel wells. If you do this process every 6000 miles (10,000km) it could really help with the lifespan of your vehicle. Another problem area for rust can be where the body components meet, especially where the metal may rub together as this wears away the protection of the paint, eventually providing a breeding ground for rust. Again, thinking about the underside of the vehicle during winter, not only is the icy conditions and potential for snow an issue, but even the salt and other chemicals that are used to treat the roads can pose a threat to the development of rust on your car. Whenever and wherever you spot rust, no matter how small, make sure you tackle it as soon as possible.
At Rustbusters we can offer you a range of rust protection products for your car or other vehicle. We have items such as rust prevention spray, and anti-rust treatment to help you get to grips with rust development.
To find out more about our range of products and services for your rust prevention needs this winter and beyond, please contacts us. We are available to talk to by phone from Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, or else drop us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.