Should I Buy a Car with Rust? – When to Dive In and When to Turn Away

April 24, 2014 by rondex

If you’re in the market for a new car, you probably have a number of features in mind. Chances are, rust isn’t one of them. But many people have asked us at Rondex if we think it’s a good idea to purchase a car with rust anyway.

Though it may all look the same, the truth is that there are two different types of rust: the kind you can fix with relative ease and the kind that will require a lot more money and effort.

The first kind is generally known as cosmetic rust. It needs a good coat of auto body paint after the right type of preparation, but can be set straight. This type of rust generally exists on the surface of your car paint in patches or bubbles. You may even find some on the underside of your vehicle.

While it can take some time to get it back to looking good, if it means getting a bargain on the car you’re set on, it’s probably worth it.

On the other hand, there is rust that no amount of auto body supplies is going to be able to set right without a lot of money going into the effort.

This type of rust you can often find on the seams of your vehicle’s body panels. Any areas where the rust has actually caused a hole also qualifies as this troublesome type.  But they need to be addressed, as they could easily compromise your safety while driving.

So if you’re in the market for a new car and find the one you’ve been looking for with a little bit of rust, don’t necessarily pass it by. At Rondex, we can take a look at it and let you know if our experience and body shop supplies are enough to make it a worthwhile purchase.

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