The fluctuating climate in Canada and the season of grime increases the possibility of your vehicle rusting. If you have been wondering when the right time to rust proof your car is, it is during the spring. While there are many car owners who do not begin their rust proofing until autumn, there is a critical reason why spring may actually be a better time to get your rust proofing done.
After the complete freezing, snow, rain and ice exposure, the external surface of your car has already gone through its share of trials and tribulations for this year. These constant freeze-thaw cycles all through the winter create significant chances for rust formation. In addition, these cycles push moisture and humidity into your vehicle’s surface which can result in significant corrosion and rusting. Another huge factor causing speedy rust on our cars is the increasingly complex chemical formulations that are added to the road salts. The salts used for spraying before snow contain a high volume of magnesium chloride. Magnesium chloride can be quite sticky and it is deliberately used in high amounts so that the salt can stick to the road. This helps to reduce repetitive application and even beneath anticipated precipitation, the salt continues to be effective. While these salts protect your car from sliding on snow and ice, they are still detrimental to your car’s surface. The sticky characteristic makes them stick to your car tenaciously. As a result, your car surface starts accumulating rust at high speed.
Preventing rusting of your car not just includes the surface of your car, it also includes taking care of the brake lines, electric connections and just about any place in the car where one type of material meets another type of material. All metallic surfaces are prone to rust, but even more so when two metals are welded in a particular spot. To prevent your car from rusting, an annual spray of an anti-rust product is a must. Ideally, this anti-rust product should stick to all the vehicular surfaces and especially sprayed at peculiar points where the probability of rust is much higher.
Many car owners may be wondering if spraying their car right now would still ensure protection until the end of the next winter. The reality is once sprayed, the product will protect the car through the harsh winter months too despite exposure to salt and brine. This is because the product used for rust protection is applied with high pressure on the surface which washes away moisture and dirt. Although you may notice a light oil-like drip later after application, it is totally normal and not harmful to the environment. In fact, it acts as a delivery system for the rust inhibitor. Don’t be worried that your protector is washing away.
If you are thinking about keeping the car for years, it is definitely important to ensure that your vehicle stays corrosion free and for that, it is time to take the steps by visiting your local Mississauga rust prevention expert today. If you have more questions or concerns about car rustproofing or want to schedule an appointment, contact Cobra Car & Truck to get all your queries and concerns answered.