Even though car undercoating is a fairly common thing, many vehicle owners are still unfamiliar with the practice. Undercoating the car involves spraying a protective formula over the components that are open underneath the vehicle. The formula is designed to protect against scratches and abrasions that can lead to damage, but is primarily known for protecting these valuable vehicle components from rust and corrosion. Not every vehicle owner will go for this additional car treatment, but many really should because it is a logical way to protect the life of the vehicle–especially in certain circumstances. Check out these three reasons why you should consider having your car professionally undercoated.
You live in an area where there is a lot of snow and ice through the year.
Areas that get a lot of snow and ice all have one thing in common; road treatment with salt-containing products for deicing is a must. Unfortunately for you if you live in one of these areas, it means that your car is going to constantly be exposed to corrosive materials, especially underneath where spray from the roadways hits while you are driving. Over time, exposure to these deicing agents can break down some pretty important components beneath your vehicle, such as the fuel tank and wheel axles. Therefore, having the car coated with a corrosion-resistant spray is a good idea if your usual travel routes mean exposure to deicing solutions.
You live in a coastal location.
The atmosphere around the coast is naturally higher in salt content because of the proximity to the ocean. Furthermore, there is a higher likelihood of high salt content in precipitation, which means standing water on roadways during periods of heavy rain can be a threat to the bottom of your vehicle. Because of this, if you live in a coastal area, having the underside of the car undercoated with a protective spray is a good idea.
Your car sits lower to the ground than most.
Whether you own a small car with a low-height structure naturally or you have lowered your vehicle for your own reasons, having a vehicle that sits closer to the ground also means you have a vehicle that will be more exposed to the elements from beneath. If you drive a low-riding car, truck, or SUV, it is a good idea to talk to a body shop about having the car undercoated for extra protection.