If, however, you need even more incentive, how about this: Industry experts say that the summer season, now, gives us all the right conditions for the most effective rust proofing.
“There is no wrong time to spray and protect your vehicle from corrosion,” says Craig Shuttleworth at Krown, a leader in this field. “But the best season for it is summer, not just because winter's harsh conditions are around the corner, but also because the products respond better in warmer weather.
“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, really goes to work.”
Most car buffs are committed to the rust proofing process once per year—and August is the choice time because it ensures a good 12 months of protection throughout the toughest weather, wear-and-tear.
“Also, when it's warm outside our eco-friendly Krown formula is able to creep a little faster and more thoroughly into all the seams and crevices—and then it remains there to neutralize the effects of salt and moisture.”
Experts agree that both new and old cars have rust on them. The natural state of metal is to return to iron oxide so the challenge for car owners is to inhibit this inherent process in the best way possible.
“Moisture on metal, not salt, is the number one cause of corrosion,” Shuttleworth explained. “Salt is the accelerant, but it is moisture that does the most damage. For this reason, the products you use must have the ability to remove moisture from the metal and not allow it back.
Avoid products, he said, that are thick and heavy. This tends to coat the existing corrosion, trap condensation and moisture underneath, and this can actually accelerate oxidation.
“Our product development team recognized that the correct formula should be easily absorbed into existing rust so it can push out any moisture present. Krown products are petroleum-based and fortified with rust inhibitors, but they contain no solvents, kerosene, gasoline, no paraffin or wax, no lanolin, and no toxic or aggressive chemicals of any kind.”