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When is a rust spot a wee bit too big for Bondo? Find out.

I have a huge rust spot on my car, a '95 Subaru. It is not really a rust "spot," but rather a missing part of my car that has rust around it. I tried to sand it down and put Bondo on it and...

Is it time for Marty to give his '92 Civic rust bucket the old heave-ho?

My 1992 Honda Civic LX sedan has 155,000 miles on it and has spent many Minnesota winters outside in the salt and the cold. The car runs great but it is very rusty. There is a hole in the trunk. A few...

Can I spray my undercarriage with motor oil to prevent rust damage from salty Vermont roads?

I live up in Vermont and I just bought a new Toyota Tacoma Many of the people in my town tell me that they protect their vehicles from winter salt damage by having their undercarriages sprayed with used motor oil...

Discolored coolant? We're betting it's colored with either rust or oil.

My mother recently bought a used Daewoo Nubira It looked shiny and new and it ran pretty well When we inspected the engine compartment we noticed that the coolant was brown and had an awful smell to it I recommended...

What can I do about the rust being caused by all the salt I'm getting from New York winter roads?

I moved to upstate New York from California this past winter and I've already noticed two problems with my Toyota Tacoma pickup a dearth of bikini-clad women in my truck and an abundance of rust and salt buildup on the...

Does radiant heat in garage floors accelerate the rusting process?

I live in Vermont where we get lots of ice and snow in the winter and roads get a lot of salt spread on them At any given time during the winter a person's car might be encrusted underneath with...

Can rustproofing your undercarriage actually do more harm than good?

I'm an old geezer who last bought a new car in Obviously the manufacture and the warranties are different on my new Buick LeSabre Living in the rust belt I can't imagine NOT undercoating the underside of the car The...

How can I remove rusty drums when brute force and solvents don't work?

I have a Lincoln Town Car with miles on it I used your suggestion of several months ago for separating the rusty wheels from the drums Loosening the lug nuts slightly and hitting the brakes hard while driving slowly did...

Will products like Echo-Guard protect my car from rust?

I recently purchased a product called Echo Guard with a new-car purchase The product is supposed to substitute for normal undercoating and rustproofing It theoretically prevents rust from developing on all metal surfaces by replacing the electrons lost due to...

Should we pay for the undercoating and rustproofing on a new car?

My wife and I are in the process of purchasing a brand new Mercury Villager Our question revolves around the issue of undercoating and rustproofing Do we really need to have our car rustproofed And if we do who should...


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