Rust Proofing electric or hybrid cars: Yes or No?
Can my electric or hybrid vehicle be rust proofed?
Know that if you want to keep your car in top condition for as long as possible, the application of a rustproof treatment is recommended. It is well known that winters in Quebec are long and harsh. During this season, the roads are coated with salt and calcium and these agents can easily damage the body of your car. Applying a rust treatment will extend the life of your electric vehicle.
Be aware, however, that even if rust proofing is recommended, applying this kind of treatment to a hybrid/electric car requires expertise because these types of vehicles do not have a conventional engine.
An anti-rust specialist will be able to apply the right product using the best techniques to protect your car. Before rust proofing your car, make sure that you are dealing with a recognized and responsible company. At home, the best way to protect your vehicle from rust is to regularly clean it.
Anti-rust treatment and the type of car
We often hear that cars with alternative fuels require less maintenance compared to cars that use traditional fuels like diesel and gasoline. While this is true for some things, corrosion protection is not something that should be overlooked, regardless of the type of car. After all, hybrid or not, all vehicles are made of steel.
Antirouille Champlain has been specializing in rustproofing since 1972. We know very well the rules of application for this type of vehicle and the application on hybrid and electric vehicles is always made according to the specific criterias of the manufacturer.
How are anti-rust treatments applied to electric vehicles?
Unlike cars that run on traditional fuel, electric cars have several electric and electronic components, which is why it’s important to be careful and make sure that grease or oil doesn’t come in contact with certain pieces.
Steps to apply a rust proof treatment on an electric vehicle
- Protect and cover the seats, floor and windows of the vehicle.
- Application of anti-rust inside the hood and the trunk of the vehicle
- Application inside the front and rear doors
- Application to the rear wheels and to the lower-body of the car or truck.
- Application in fenders and false wings (on some models) and under the vehicle
To apply the anti-rust precisely, different types of tools are used. Depending on the type of surface, one tool or another will be favored.
When is it recommended to rust proof?
Rust spreads faster when it’s hot. The warmer it gets, the faster it spreads. Spring is therefore the perfect time to apply your anti-rust treatment, just before the arrival of summer.
Need to rust proof your car?
If you need to rust proof your vehicle or simply want more information about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to give you advice and provide you with the necessary information.