Combating rust: How to wipe out rust before it damages your car

If you own a car, you probably know that sinking feeling of polishing your car back to a sparkle after a thorough wash and wax, only to discover something disturbing in the corner of a door or under the trunk lid. A bubble under the paint, or a brown spot. It's rust. Virtually every car owner will deal with rust at some point, due to the simple fact that cars are made out of steel, which contains iron. Rust is iron oxide- a substance created when iron reacts with oxygen in air or water.

That's why treating rust spots isn't just about keeping your car looking good. In addition to aesthetic damage, if you don't address it, rust poses a danger to your vehicle's structural integrity. Untreated rust can eventually spread to critical areas in the car's framework, causing them to become brittle and eventually warp, crack, or, in some cases, detach from the vehicle.

At Tim Lally Chevy, our team of auto-body experts can help you win the battle against rust. Here are three ways we can treat and eliminate rust spots on your vehicle.

Remove surface rust
Small rust spots are minor problems, but they can become a major problem if left untreated. We can sand and treat small rust spots in doors, under the hood, inside trunk lids and at the fender rims before they start to eat away at your car's appearance.

Fill rust-throughs
Has rust eaten through a part of your vehicle? Our technicians can fill the rust-through with the latest high-performance auto-body fillers, restoring a smooth, consistent surface texture to the affected part.

Often, touch-up paint doesn't do the trick. Most cars now have multistep paint jobs requiring specialized paint and equipment. At Tim Lally, we can replicate virtually any GM paint job, making your car look as good as new.

For more information on how Tim Lally can help you wipe out rust, contact us at (440) 232-2000.

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