Alaska Connecticut Maryland Massachusetts Delaware New Hampshire New Jersey Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island Washington D.C. Illinois Indiana Iowa Missouri Maine New York Michigan Minnesota West Virginia Vermont Virginia Wisconsin As a key factor in preventing rust from overtaking your vehicle, it’s a good starting point to know which areas of your truck are more prone to corrosion.
Clean the exterior and undercarriage of your truck: This should be part of regular maintenance, especially during the winter months with heavy snow and ice. Spray a coat of linseed oil: This will reduce the risk of your truck rusting for up to a year.
If your truck experiences regular salt and rust damage, Ray buck can help you find replacement panels and parts to restore your vehicle and extend its life. Whether it’s your fenders, rocker panels, cab corners, fuel tank or something else, we can help you repair the necessary components of your truck that suffered from salt corrosion and rust.
Here are the 21 states (plus one district) that you’ll almost always see listed as part of the “salt belt”: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.
Take that small nick in the paint of your car that came courtesy of a rogue shopping cart. Salt will nestle in past the paint, attach itself top your car’s exposed metal frame and eat that sucker dry.
Your paint, if you haven’t properly waxed Your struts and shocks Fuel tanks and other components if there are bad welds Brake lines and other good times To combat salt corrosive awfulness, manufacturers will sometimes treat your car with anti- rust sprays, zinc-rich galvanizing compounds and rubberized under body coatings that work … for a while.
The 2013-2015 Honda Accord driveshaft recall affects cars originally sold or ever registered in these states where road salt is used. Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, ...
Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, ... White means it is not known what the state uses or (in Florida's case) if they have any combatants against snow.
I found that map on a BMW forum; the guy who created it did some serious research. White means it is not known what the state uses or (in Florida's case) if they have any combatants against snow.
I found that map on a BMW forum; the guy who created it did some serious research. Here is a fine example.... a 2000 Mercedes from NEW YORK, already with rust issues.
Overall cars from Colorado aren't too rusty, but the summer sun is pretty hard on the interiors. Idaho does not salt, they use a liquid deicer agent of limited effectiveness, along with sand and cinders.
NH has far more car washes per capita than ID ever thought about having. Once the snow is melted off the roads w/salt, and the slush is gone, folks flock to the car washes.
Will have rust free cars because snow is the exception, not the rule. When it does snow, it doesn't stick around for longer than a couple of weeks maxes, then everyone runs out to the car washes.
Overall cars from Colorado aren't too rusty, but the summer sun is pretty hard on the interiors. Will have rust free cars because snow is the exception, not the rule.
When it does snow, it doesn't stick around for longer than a couple of weeks maxes, then everyone runs out to the car washes. That's exactly like it is here in Tennessee, but around here when it snows, its only around for a couple of days maxes on average. Also, I bet that despite LA, MS, AL and GA are in the white zones, I bet at least one of those states use salt on the roads.
I have seen some of these cars one bay from New York or Michigan, totally rusted out very bad. Here are areas these cars typically rust ... on the photos, you can see mine has been spared...
I sold this car to a guy in southwestern North Carolina, so hopefully it will still be OK. Here is a fine example.... a 2000 Mercedes from NEW YORK, already with rust issues.
I remember reading years ago about some salt-water plant species thriving along State Route 2. I think some cities in Ohio have been using the beet juice as well........I think that it may be mixed w/salt, don't remember.
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Senior Member Members 0 286 posts There is nothing worse than seeing rust on our cars because that's a signal that we are not paying attention to the important details.
To find a brown spot on the fender, a bubble in the paint on the bottom of a door, floors soaked suddenly after hitting a puddle, these are situations that scare us because they imply that something is not right and that we should invest money to solve it before it's too late. This process is commonly evident on door hinges, bike chains, and padlocks especially when exposed to outdoor weather conditions”, meanwhile, How Stuff Works explains that “Because rust only needs an anode, cathode, and electrolyte to form, cars are susceptible to it.
There are two types of people with regard to this problem, those who believe that it is not necessary to apply a rust proofing to our vehicles and those who believe that it should be done too often. The important thing is to get a company and qualified personnel to perform this type of procedure on our vehicle.
Luckily, rust proofing is a procedure that can be applied to any type of vehicle, and even though most cars built these days aren’t going to completely rust out like you’d see decades ago, in any case, is always important to give the necessary care to our car at home with the right products. At the moment when we begin to notice signs of corrosion, we can apply this type of procedure.
But this is a common myth in the streets, the reality is that although the car has signs of oxidation, it can be fixed. We must also remember that there are different types of rust proofing, so depending on how severe our case is a specialist can tell us what the best option is.
Small details matter and the first sign that surface rust can occur is when the paint is broken down by mechanical damage or otherwise. Start by using an abrasive wheel or sandpaper to cut through the paint and corrosion until clean, bright metal is visible.
If your vehicle has already developed rust in various parts of the body, do not panic, you still have several solutions available to solve the problem. Also, when we apply this type of techniques in our car, even when there are already rust features in the body, we help to protect the parts that are in better condition.
And although winter can become one of the most complicated seasons for rust proofing our vehicle, there is no evidence that will affect the results regarding the quality of the process. Mighty Auto explains that “the real culprit when trying to rustproof is salt, dirt, and buildup.
A common myth is that oxidation always occurs on the surface of the body where we can notice it instantly. The truth is that rust travels through the body of the car, and if we are negligent, and we do not pay attention to the signs of early rust (in addition to taking care of our vehicle with the right products) we'll face severe problems that will not only affect the look of our car, but also, will cost us a lot of money.
What happens is that most of the cars we see today on the market have plastic covers around the body of the chassis to reduce wind resistance and improve fuel economy. However, that does not prevent large amounts of moist dirt from accumulating between the vehicle's undercarriage and the plastic covers, which helps encourage the creation of corrosion over the years.
Besides, it is essential to remember that in the early stages of oxidation it takes less time and money to fix the affected area, and in this way, we will prevent it from expanding throughout the vehicle. Technically, yes we can, there are products on the market, such as rustproofing kits, specially designed to apply on our vehicles and prevent rust from the comfort of our home.
However, it is always advisable to visit a specialized center in our town that can offer a quality result with professionals trained in this type of problem. The products mentioned above are ideal as a precautionary measure but when oxidation is already seen, it is best to go to a specialized center.
This idea may have never crossed your mind, but depending on where we live our car may be more likely to develop oxidation. Some people argue that this type of procedure is a complete waste of money, but the reality is that when we talk about rust proofing there are no simple answers, it is not black or white and by this, I mean that each case is different.
Moreover, Reader's Digest explains that we need to take into account the length of time we will own our vehicle. “Those, with a short-term lease, won’t see much benefit in rust proofing save for a slightly higher residual value.
It is better to invest at an early stage in products that help us take care of our vehicle than wait for the rust to appear and try to solve it. If we invest time in taking care of our vehicle, we do not expose it to changes of severe climates without the necessary protection, wash it when it is due and with the necessary products, we will be able to expand its useful life and save a few thousand dollars.
Some people have the mistaken perception that washing a car regularly is not a good idea because it can cause damage to the paint and corrosion problems, but in reality, it's the opposite. By washing our car we eliminate all those impurities that stick to the body and can cause corrosion over time.
Mike Quincy, an Automotive Analyst at Consumer Reports, explains, “wash a car regularly, especially in the winter after you’ve been driving on salted roads” is a good way to keep our car as rust free as possible. This means that dirty or salty water trapped somewhere in our car's body makes that spot rust faster.
Control Direct suggests that “your vehicle should be inspected every year to check for corrosion damage and repair any small areas that have become exposed due to the under body coating layer becoming damaged from road debris.” It is true that the external pollutants that face our vehicles daily help to wear them faster.
Of course, avoid exposing to the sun for long hours and routes with salt to make the vehicle's life longer, but don't expect even that will prevent it from developing rust at some point. They aren't just to transport us from one point to another, so we must take care of every detail from mechanical performance to aesthetic.
Rust is like cancer for vehicles and if we do not take care of the small details it will not only cost us more than buying a new vehicle, but at the moment we decide we want to sell it, the value will decline, and this is because nobody will invest in a car that has corrosion problems because the investment of money to fix those problems will be more expensive than what they paid initially for the car, and that's why sometimes prevention is better than a cure.