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Keep rust away from your vehicle with these 5 easy tips!

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Tips and Tricks on Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 3:40 PM
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How to keep your vehicle rust-free

Rust is not a pleasant thing when you see it on your vehicle for the first time. It seems as though when that first spot appears, there is no stopping it. The earlier you can implement a few easy steps, the more likely you will avoid having rust on your vehicle altogether. Curious about how to keep your vehicle rust-free? You have come to the right place! Check out our brief guide below!

Five things to do to help keep the rust off of your vehicle

Although we cannot guarantee that practicing these guidelines will fully prevent your vehicle from getting some rust, it certainly will help! Are there any additional best practices you use when it comes to preventing rust on your vehicle?

Tip 1: Examine your bumpers and wheels

Rust damage

This space is typically a place that is overlooked and not thought about when it comes to checking out your vehicle for rust because this area of your vehicle tends to be dirty. When it is time to rotate the tires on your vehicle, that is a great time to do a thorough inspection of this area. If rust is found, appropriate measures can be taken to prevent it from moving to other parts of your vehicle.

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Tip 2: Look at places where two pieces meet

Two pieces of metal rubbing together typically contributes to the paint coming off and allowing rust to form. Check the different areas where components meet and see if there is any bubbling of the paint as this could be an indication of rust forming.

Tip 3: Assess the bottom of your vehicle

The bottom of your vehicle is typically the area that is most at risk for developing rust. This is due to it going through harsh weather conditions. When you change the oil in your vehicle is a great time to check out how the bottom of your vehicle is doing and deciding whether or not further actions need to be taken.

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Rusty pickup truck with things in back

Tip 4: Regularly wash your vehicle

Washing your vehicle on a regular basis helps get particles off that can otherwise work its way through your vehicle’s paint. Even things like bird droppings and gasoline can wear through the paint on your vehicle.

Tip 5: Wax your vehicle

Although waxing your vehicle is very time consuming, it is worth it. In addition to giving your vehicle a new vehicle glow, the wax also provides an extra layer of protection to your vehicle when it comes to preventing rust.

Is a black or white car easier to keep clean?