Here are the most common myths consumers have when it comes to vehicle rust protection and the actual facts revealed by a rust control expert.
Myth: Fall is the best time to apply rust protection.
Fact: There’s no bad time, but ideally it should be done during the warmer months as the milder temperatures allow the products to better penetrate the treated areas.
Myth: Road salt is the number one cause of corrosion for vehicles.
Fact: Moisture on metal, not salt, is the number one cause of corrosion, according to Freeman Young, president of Krown Rust Control.
“Salt is the accelerant, but it is moisture that does the most damage. For this reason, the products used to inhibit the rust must have the ability to remove moisture from the metal and not allow it back.”
Myth: Winter is the harshest season for corrosion.
Fact: “Actually, winter is not the harshest season for corrosion. Spring is worse because once the temperatures begin to rise and the metal warms up, all of the “salty” residue in seams, crevices and hidden areas of your vehicle, really goes to work,” explained Young.
Myth: My manufacturer’s warranty will be voided if I apply rust protection to my car.
Fact: Young clarified that protecting your car with Krown rust inhibitor will not void your manufacturer’s warranty.
The car manufacturer is still responsible for rust problems that would be the result of defective parts or improper assembly.
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