Corrosion Kills! Every day in North America's severe corrosion areas, and around the world, someone dies needlessly in a survivable accident because of hidden corrosion in the vehicle's unibody safety cage.
Today's unibody vehicles are far safer than the old "body on frame" cars of the past, but only when they're new! Once corrosion takes hold, it's a very different story.
Your unibody safety cage is made from thin sheet steel, about the same thickness as a can of soup. Surprisingly, this is exactly what makes them so safe. There are dozens of these thin steel compartments between you and the front of your car. Each one is spot welded together and to the adjoining sections. In a crash, they crush, one after another. Each section absorbs some of the energy, so that by the time (micro-seconds) the energy reaches the passenger compartment, it is largely dissipated. That's what happens when they're new, and Transport Canada and the USA's NHTSA test and rate all new cars before their first use.
Neither agency tests older vehicles, although both readily admit corrosion weakens them. But how quickly does rust ruin the designed crashworthiness? No one knows for sure, as no agency tests for crashworthiness in aging vehicles. And no one tests cars from severe rust zones against cars from milder climates, nor are cars with rust inhibition treatments tested against cars without.
We have seen unprotected cars with structural members of the safety cage completely rusted out at only 5 years of age! Once the cage is rusted through, the designed in safety is gone! An annual loss of strength of 20%! This in a unibody car that still appears fine on the outside. A self propelled coffin!
How does rust destroy your car's safety? Initially, as the spot welds cool in the manufacturer's factory, moisture in the air condenses inside the welded seam. No part of the car is airtight. Nightly dews, frequent acid rain and winter's salty spray all find their way into the safety cage welds. Pillowing Corrosion soon begins, which starts to spread the metal apart between the welds. As this gap grows, Pack Rust sets in and splits the seams apart. Almost all of the new car crashworthiness is lost by this point.
By 6, 7, and 8 years of age most Ontario unibody cars without effective annual corrosion inhibition treatments are unsafe.
Research papers by Professor Pierre Roberge P.Eng. of the Royal Military College of Canada shows that Rust Check reduces corrosion by 400% to 700% in our severe climate. With its proven ability to actively penetrate into your car's unibody seams and crevices, we can reduce this annual loss of strength to the 3%-8% range. This dramatically extends the ability of your car to protect you in a crash, and keeps you far safer than without Rust Check!
When annual Rust Check treatments preserve your car's appearance and value that's great; when they save you and your family's lives, that's priceless! Read some local safety testimonials here! Home