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How to Treat & Prevent Vehicle Rust Damage

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29th December 2022
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What causes rust?

The most common causes of rust are:

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Poor weather conditions

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Geographic location

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The way you drive

How to spot rust

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Rust can be classified into three types: surface rust, scale rust, and penetrating rust. Penetrating rust is the most damaging, and may require you to replace parts or panels on your vehicle.

David Johnson
Director - Nationwide Vehicle Contracts

How to prevent rust from occurring

How to treat rust

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Play Video: How to Get Rid of Car Rust

Guide Information

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About the Author: Fergus Gray

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