Five Ways To Repel Rust!. Rustproofing? Ha! Not in Canada! Those one-time sprays, factory coatings or annual treatments can’t stand up to rust for long, so what’s the point? Rustproofing suppliers all say the same thing – if you meet their requirements (which include reapplications and yearly inspections), then they will repair or replace all outer sheet metal panels that have rusted right through. That’s probably going to be rather frustrating. So here, we highlight some ways that you can help prevent your vehicle from rusting. Park wisely: Don’t park on snow, grass, dirt or surfaces that retain a lot of water. They will just encourage rusting in your vehicle. It’s a good (and cheaper) idea to invest in a proper driveway if you want to prevent your car’s exterior and underneath from getting rusty.. Make sure it stays clean: We’re not only talking about the outside of it, we’re also referring to the underneath of it too. Underneath your car can collect gunk and mud, which retains moisture and causes rusting and all sorts of other problems.. Full it up: During seasons that are full of moisture, the best idea for you is to keep your fuel tank full, so that there won’t be as much condensation…or rust.. Blow it clean: All you have to do is spray compressed air on the tank, so that you can remove any gunk or scum from it. As we know, gunk, dirt and all that grimy stuff, can attract and hold moisture, thus causing rust.. Give it a nice spray: Although the effects aren’t permanent, it wouldn’t hurt to give your vehicle a yearly rustproofing spray. Just remember to avoid getting spray on parts like linings, brake rotors, calipers, catalytic converters, exhaust components, electrical wiring and connectors. Still having problems with rust or with the effects of it? You can come to us. Also, if you are looking for mobile vehicle services in Ottawa, battery boosting, tire changes, oil changes, or mobile car repairs, give us a call! Book your mobile vehicle services today! We also repair and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. Even better, we come to you, so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your vehicles and small engine equipment.