Anti-Rust Car Products Aberdeen SD

Your vehicle is in a constant state of decline from the second it leaves the factory. Few problems can damage your car's resale value like unsightly rust, so why not do what you can now to keep it safe from oxidation now?

Exhaust Pros
(605) 226-2442
902 6th Avenue Southwest
Aberdeen, SD
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Oil & Lube, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair

Four Wheel City
(605) 225-8866
820 S Highway 281
Aberdeen, SD
Services
Tire Balancing

Aberdeen Accessories
(605) 225-8200
901 Auto Plaza Drive
Aberdeen, SD
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair

Knight Towing & Recovery
(605) 216-0988
1810 S Hwy 281
Aberdeen, SD
 
Aberdeen Sport Recreation
(605) 229-2258
308 E Auto Plaza Drive
Aberdeen, SD
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle Repair

Darrel's Sinclair
(605) 397-2376
40548 131st Street
Groton, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Fuel Oils Wholesale
Hours
24 Hours a Day
Payment Options
American Express, MasterCard, Discover, VISA

Randys Auto Body
(605) 229-3715
13188 382nd Avenue
Aberdeen, SD
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Gellings Auto Service
(605) 229-4367
503 N Roosevelt Street
Aberdeen, SD
Services
Transmission Repair

Crawford Trucks and Equipment
(605) 225-6200
3601 6th Avenue Southeast
Aberdeen, SD
Services
Truck Parts

Sparkle Clean Car Care
(605) 229-0429
3545 Rolling Meadows Dr
Aberdeen, SD
 

5 Ways to Protect against Rust

5 Ways To Protect Against Rust By Zach Bowman, DriverSide Contributing Editor 
If you drive a new car or truck, odds are rust is the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, your vehicle is in a constant state of decline from the second it leaves the factory. Few problems can damage your car's resale value like unsightly rust, so why not do what you can now to keep it safe from oxidation now? 
 




First, it ís important to understand what rust is. If you remember anything from chemistry class, you've probably heard of iron oxide. Basically, iron oxide is a product of iron and oxygen when water is present. As the reaction progresses, the iron is consumed, resulting in rust and a small amount of hydrogen . Since your vehicleís body is made up of steel, an iron alloy, it's susceptible to rust. If it were left unprotected, all of your car's sheet metal would waste away in a few short years.
 
Fortunately, manufacturers realized early on the best way to protect metal from oxidation was to paint it. Doing so seals the material off from oxygen and moisture, thereby stopping the reaction. While we may think the color of our car is as more of a fashion statement, the truth is paint is there to simply protect your purchase from crumbling into the Earth. While modern manufacturing techniques do a great job of protecting your carís metal from rust, improper care can make it susceptible to deterioration. Here are a few ways you can keep your car rust free. 
 
1. Store Your Vehicle Indoors
 
We know this isn't an option for everyone, but storing your car or truck in an enclosed garage is one of the best ways to protect it against rust. Extreme changes in temperature and exposure to sun and precipitation will weaken your car's paint over time, and eventually rust will take hold. What's more, small scratches can become big problems when your car is exposed to the elements on a daily basis. Keeping your car indoors is the best thing you can do to keep it safe from rot.
 
2. Keep It Clean
 
Weather isn't your only problem. Failing to keep your car clean puts it on the fast track to rust. As you drive, dirt collects in your car's various nooks and crannies. Where dirt resides, moisture will follow, and the muddy mess will eventually wear down the protective paint to bare metal. From there, it won't take long for rust to do its worst. Keeping your car -- especially your fender wells -- clean is essential to keeping rust at bay. If you can, give your car a good wash once a month. 
 
3. Touch Ups
 
If you drive your car, it's going to suffer road rash. The trick to minimizing the damage is to repair serious paint chips while they're still small. That means getting an appropriate vial of touch up paint and tackling imperfections as quickly as you can. Failing to do so is like leaving the door open to rust, and small scratches will e...

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