Rust is a Four Letter Word
Rust is a dirty word in the auto industry – and for any car owner. It can sneak up on you, and hide in places you’re not aware of until it’s too late. It strips your car of protective layers and plummets your resale value.
If the rust has infiltrated the frame of your car, now you’re talking about a big safety issue. A compromised frame can crack or even split, putting you, your family, and others at huge risk on the road.
How Did This Even Happen?
Even owners with pretty meticulous cleaning skills can end up with rust in places on their vehicle.
Rust comes about when your car’s metal is exposed to iron, water, and oxygen. This combination causes oxidation of the metal; a chemical reaction that turns into that ugly orange substance that eats away at your car.
Road salts, oils, chemicals, and dirt all weaken your car’s paint. As the layers of paint wear away, metal is exposed and voila! You have exposed metal primed and ready for getting rusty.
Prevention is Best
Keep that car of yours protected from rust by cleaning it regularly, making sure you wax it at least a couple times a year, and by taking special care of the nooks and crannies that aren’t always the easiest to access.
Regular detailing service will help a tremendous amount in rust prevention, and you don’t have to worry about getting into those tight spots.
Repairing the Damage
If you end up with rust despite your best efforts, or if you purchase a vehicle with rust already present, you need to get it removed right away. Our specialists at Holland Body Shop will assess the damage and create a plan that will best tackle the needs. Sometimes we’re able to repair the existing panel; other times it’s more cost-effective to just replace it and start fresh.
We consider your budget in everything we do, and will provide you with several options so you’ll have the flexibility you need.
Pieces and parts falling off of a car is only funny in the movies. Schedule your appointment right away so we can get you and your car on the road safely and rust-free!