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Rust Proofing and Undercoating FAQs

We often get great questions when it comes to rust proofing. We have put together a shortlist of frequently asked questions pertaining to this service we offer. Please call us with any and all additional questions or to get a quote!Rust Check Rustproofing Application in Syracuse NY

Q: What is Rust Check?
A: Rust Check is the only rust proofing, undercoating service we trust here at Rudy Schmid. This liquid protectant, applied as a pressurized spray, fights and prevents the start and spread of corrosion to your vehicle.

Q: Why should I rust proof my vehicle?
A: Not only does rust make vehicles look bad, but it also affects their performance and durability. Preventing corrosion and rust can save you costly auto repairs in the future. Because who wants to be driving a rusty car?

Q: How long does the rust proofing service take?
A: A typical rust proofing service takes about an hour. An hour a year keeps your car rust-free.

Q: Does the rust proofing service void any warranties?
A: Rust Check does NOT void any new car warranties.

Q: Why do you need to drill holes?
A: Small, half-inch holes are precisely drilled in specific locations of your vehicle so the Rust Check application can effectively protect against rust. These holes are then covered and are hardly noticeable. Again, this will NOT affect any warranties.

Q: When do I need to reapply the rust proofing / undercoating?
A: A yearly application is recommended. Rust Check claims that rust proofing once a year will prevent any rust through.

Q: When is the best time to rust proof my vehicle?
A: If you have never rust proofed your car: NOW! Take a look to see why spring is the BEST time to apply Rust Check to your vehicle.

Q: Can the undercoating application wash off?
A: Rust Check is not vulnerable to simple soap and waters, including car washes. Mother nature’s elements doesn’t interfere with the application.

Q: How does weather affect the rust proof treatment?
A: Rust Check displaces moisture as it is applied so weather will not affect this rust proof treatment.

Q: What differentiates your service from others?
A: Rust Check, founded in 1973, has been preventing corrosion and rust on vehicles for over 40 years! Our attention to detail and precision during the undercoating process is second to none in Central New York. Competitors offer sealants. Rust check is a penetrant and a rust inhibitor; see the added benefits and features that Rust Check provides over those sealants

Q: Do I get a discount for rust proofing my fleet?
A: Yes, we do offer multi-car discounts. Call for your quote!

Q: Why do I have to reapply each year?
A: This is not an annual touch up or visual inspection. To maintain the warranty you get a full application each year.

Q: Is rust proofing cost effective and affordable?
A: Other products are more expensive upfront. Rust Check spreads your investment out over the life of your vehicle, making it a more cost-effective solution.

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  • Avatar Donna McGartland ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Car looks new. It was ready ahead of schedule and unexpectedly, they cleaned it inside and out. Haven’t had any problems since. Great customer service.
  • Avatar Jean Spencer ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Rudy Schmid body shop did a wonderful job repairing the whole front fender on my 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It’s looks as good as new. The paint job matched perfectly. They are so easy to work with. They were friendly and very efficient. … More I highly recommend them for any automotive repairs.
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    Rudy Schmid is 100% one of the best shops I have been to. Not just a repair shop but a business in general. They went above and beyond expectations. They made sure all parts going back on my truck after an accident was OEM and fought with … More the insurance company to make sure everything was done correctly. They did a great job of explaining the process and how everything would go. Every time I called they were professional and treated me like I was their only customer. I would highly recommend them for any body work or paint matching. They truly are the example of why you go to a family own business. The owners were amazing and friendly.
  • Avatar Arnold Dean ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Excellent job and got car back early would use them again the hole back of car was smashed