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Please Don’t Attempt to Rust-Proof Your own Vehicle

Dec 02, 2015

If you’re a Midwesterner or Northeasterner, you’ve probably given serious thought into rust-proofing your vehicle. Undercoating and rust-protection are the two immovable objects standing in the way of the unstoppable force that is rust. This holds true especially for those of us that live in regions of North America where it snows. The road salt used to help clear our roads is nice when there’s ice, but could spell disaster for the liquidity and longevity of our vehicles. Concerns over rust prompts us into considering remedies to resolve the situation. While rust-proofing your vehicle yourself may seem like an inexpensive alternative, we’re here to assure you that there’s a reason why it’s still us or rust!

Three Reasons to say Goodbye to the DIY-

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to do things yourself. A lot of people take pride in creating new things, cooking new foods or fixing things by themselves. However, there is a difference between making patio furniture out of old palettes and having your vehicle rust protected.

First, it is important to understand that some of the DIY methods used for rust-protection aren’t the easiest or eco-friendly. For instance, one of the more popular methods out there right now is the drip-oil spray method. Simply spray the vulnerable parts of your vehicle and you’re all set! Well, not really. There are specific areas of your vehicle that need to be sprayed and others that positively cannot be sprayed with oil. Also, the nature of the oil is indicative of its name; drip-oil. Those drips will drop for as long as three days, staining your driveway or garage. The cherry on top of all this is the cost. Do you have the tools needed to actually do the job? Tools cost money and if you don’t already have the correct ones, prepare to dish out some additional dough.

Second, it is imperative that you actually know how to get the job done. Do you know the answers to the questions listed below?

  • What are the benefits of proxy spray vs petroleum spray?
  • If you’re going with rust protection, where do you drill the holes in your rocker panels? How do you plug those holes when you’re done?
  • If you’re undercoating, what do you use to clean your vehicle before     application?
  • Do you know which areas to avoid when undercoating your vehicle and why?
  • How much of what do you use?

If you’re not comfortable with answering these questions, it’s best to take your vehicle to a professional. Trust us, there is a lot more to know than just those few questions!

Saving the best for last, the third reason is the guarantee. Ziebart offers a national limited full repair warranty that ensures your vehicle will be free from rust. After a rust-protection application, come back yearly for renewal and maintenance that will keep your vehicle protected for years to come!

So say goodbye to the DIY and trust your vehicle to the experts. Our professionals at Ziebart have the experience and tools needed to make sure the job is done to perfection. Contact your local Ziebart dealer and protect your vehicle from rust!

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