The Damage Rust Can Cause to Your Vehicle

Rust really does a number on your vehicle both cosmetically and structurally, so prevent rust!

Rust can cause significant damage to your car, both cosmetically and structurally. Rust can make your car look old and worn out. Worse, rust can weaken the metal and cause your vehicle to become brittle, making it more susceptible to cracking and breaking. Rust can also spread quickly, making it difficult and expensive to repair if left untreated. In severe cases, rust can compromise the safety of your car by affecting its structural integrity. Rust can also lower the resale value of your car and make it more difficult to sell.

First, we do not repair or replace parts on rusty vehicles. It's not even worth coming in because we will turn you way!

But here's the good news. We refer customers to veteran-owned North Idaho Undercoating to invest in rust repair, rust, and rodent control. It’s a local, veteran-owned business to preserve the life of your vehicles and equipment. They apply a non-drying, non-toxic, and non-hazardous rustproofing undercoating.

Their product will greatly extend the life of your vehicle against the corrosive deicer and salt applied to roads in a North Idaho winter. 

Second, you can do a lot to prevent rust on your vehicle. The most important?

  • Wash your car or truck regularly during the winter to remove salt and debris
  • Put your vehicle under cover protecting it from rain and snow, and do not park near trees if you can help it (sap!)
  • Immediately have dents and scratches on your paint repaired no matter how small. They are a breeding ground for rust.

Anderson’s will do miracles with Paintless Dent Repair, fix or repair scratched paint, and offer you a range of price options!

For other smart rust protection tips, read Top 10 Ways to Prevent Rust.