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Keeping Your Truck Rust Free

Here at Busbee’s, we have a wide variety of rust free cabs! We take pride in the quality of our vehicles, making sure they are well taken care of and in great condition for our customers.


We want to share a few tips with you on how to keep your truck rust free and in excellent condition.


First, let’s start off with what rust is and why it happens. Rust happens when your truck is exposed to iron oxide and water. When your truck starts to get rust it can affect the engine and exterior of the truck. Once rust occurs it is hard to remove it, so preventing rust from happening is key.


One of the best ways to keep your truck, or any vehicle for that matter, free from rust is to wash it. Washing your truck gets rid of any dirt, sand, water, and other harmful substances that can make rust occur. Take extra care when doing the undercarriage and wheel wells of the truck because they will be the most impacted by debris from driving. During the winter it is especially important to wash your truck due to the salt they put on snowy and icy roads. The salt can eat away at the underside of your truck and is a fast way to be affected by rust. 


Adding wax to your vehicle after having it washed can add an extra layer of protection to the exterior of your truck. The more layers of protection on your vehicle means the more layers different substances would have to get through before rust would occur. 


If you are able, try to store your truck indoors. Keeping your truck inside helps prevent any damage from various weather conditions and temperatures. 


If damage is visible on your truck it is best to get them taken care of. Damage such as scratches and dents leave that particular part of your truck vulnerable to rusting because the layer of protective paint is gone. 


Take the time to clear your drain plugs. Water can build up inside the drain plugs and cause a lot of moisture inside which will eventually start to rust if not cleared out. 


Apply an undercoating, this will give your truck extra protection to the areas that are most susceptible to rusting. 


One thing to keep in mind is there are different levels when it comes to rust. If you notice rust there are preventative measures you can take to stop it from getting worse and spreading. The earlier you take preventative measures the better off you will be. It is difficult to repair the damage that is done once the corrosion stage is reached. 


If your truck has started to rust, have no fear, we have some tips on how to get rid of the rust and prevent it from spreading further. 

  1. First, you will want to take fine-grit sandpaper and remove the existing rust from your truck.
  2. Next, you will want to apply a rust inhibitor and primer to the affected area. 
  3. Finally, you will want to repaint the area that was affected.


Taking preventative measures and making sure your truck is well taken care of will help keep your truck rust free! For more tips on how to take care of your truck, you can give us a call at 803-5643228 or check out our other blogs here at Busbee’s! 


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