“Corrosion should not be taken lightly as it directly affects the overall safety of your vehicle,” explained Freeman Young, president of Krown Rust Control. “As soon as your car starts getting rusty, the overall integrity of the vehicle is compromised. Treating your vehicle with a rust control product every year actually helps your vehicle's frame maintain its strength and protects the moving parts. The fact is rust protection equals safety.”
The CAA agrees that the best way to protect your vehicle is with yearly applications of an oil–based rust inhibitor. “We recommend that an application of an oil–based rust protector, such as Krown, should be applied every year for maximum protection,” said Paul Datzkiw, Consumer and technical services with CAA South Central Ontario.
Rust inhibitors also act as lubricants and will protect the internal parts of your car, such as wiring, which is often prone to oxidation and electric shorts. While protecting yourself and your loved ones should be your main concern, there are also products available that have a lower environmental impact. For example, Krown's rust protection does not contain any solvents, VOCs or toxins. In fact, Krown is the only rust control company recommended by CAA South Central Ontario.
Another advantage of rust control, Young added, is that you'll save money in the long run. You'll have lower maintenance and repair costs because moving parts such as door locks and window winders, along with dozens of other components, will be protected and last longer. And a rust protected vehicle has a higher resale or trade–in value.
“You wouldn't think of not changing your vehicle's oil to maintain the motor,” Young said, “and an annual rust control treatment protects a car's body and moving parts in the same way. Think of it as preventive maintenance for your aging car.” More information on the benefits of rust control is available at www.krown.com.