Is Rustproofing a Good Investment?
Were you advised to do a rustproofing treatment on your vehicle? Are traces of corrosion appearing on the body of your car? If so, it's definitely time to start thinking about rustproofing. There are different types of rust inhibitors and different types of treatments, depending on your needs and the age of your vehicle. But are they really effective?
How Does Antirust Treatments Work?
In winter, gravel deposited on roads can scratch the body of your car and allow the salt, which is very abrasive, to embed itself. Once the metal is exposed, it becomes more sensitive to water and moisture. It is at this point that the oxidation process begins and that rust appears on your car. Between hot and humid summers, cold winters and salt on the roads, a new car will eventually be attacked by rust after four or five years.
It’s better to prevent corrosion and invest in an anti-rust treatment that fits your budget.
Which Antirust is the Best Choice for Your Vehicle?
An Annual Treatment: If your car is already showing signs of corrosion, it is recommended to start annual rustproofing treatments. This will slow the progression of the rust and prevent it from appearing elsewhere on the bodywork. Depending on the type of treatment you request, it may cost you between $ 100 to $ 150.
A Permanent Treatment: When you buy a new car, you want to keep it in good condition for as long as possible, whether for personal use or to get a good price when reselling. In this case, the permanent treatment will be a good investment. It will cost a little more than ($ 400 to $ 500), but lasts for a decade.
Is Rustproofing a Good Investment?
If you intend to keep your car for many years, it is advisable to regularly rustproof to keep it in good condition and avoid any mechanical problems. Even if it involves more or less regular expenses, it is an investment to take into account. Think about it: good rustproofing will help you keep your car longer and help save on the price of a new car.
If you regularly change your car and do not intend to keep it for more than two or three years, rustproofing is not something you have to do. But think of the future buyer! An antirust treatment can be an investment into the future sale of the car ... A car that has just been treated against rust will sell faster, and for a better price.
Whether you choose an annual or permanent rustproofing treatment, you will not regret your investment. In the long term, a rustproofing treatment will allow you to save money on mechanics, but also to sell your car more easily and for a better price. If you do not know what type of rust inhibitor to choose, make an appointment at a Point S Auto Center. Our experts will be able to inspect your car and offer you a rustproofing treatment according to your budget.
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