Are you buying a new car soon? When you make your purchase, the dealer will likely present you with a variety of optional features, such as an extended warranty or fabric protection. While you may decide many of those features are unnecessary, there's one option that you may want to consider. Undercoating is a popular feature offered by many car dealerships. Undercoating is a liquid protection that is applied to the bottom of your car. Here are three great reasons why you should opt for undercoating:
Rust protection. Most of the parts on the bottom of your car are made of metal and are very vulnerable to rusting. While the body of your car usually has rust protection as part of its paint package, the undercarriage of the car may have nothing. That's problematic because the bottom of the car has some of the most exposure to moisture. If you're driving in snow or on wet roads, much of that water will splash up to the undercarriage. If you live near salt water, the salt in the air could also cause rusting.
While the undercoating package may cost additional money, it will likely cost less than the repair or replacement of rusted axles or other parts.
Sound reduction. You may have noticed with past cars that they tend to get louder as they get older. One of the reasons this happens is that dirt, rocks, grime, and other contaminants can get caught in the car's undercarriage. Those elements can interfere with the working of the axles, brakes, suspension, and other components, causing them to be louder when they operate.
Undercoating prevents this because it can keep dirt and grime out of the car's undercarriage. It's especially helpful because the undercarriage rarely gets cleaned during car washes, meaning dirt can stay in the undercarriage for a long period of time. Getting the undercoating keeps dirt out, helping your car to stay quiet as it gets older.
Greater stability. Undercoating also adds a bit of weight to the bottom of the car. That can give the car more stability and make it a little easier to turn and maneuver. This can be especially helpful if you're getting a car that could be susceptible to flipping, such as an off-road or sports utility vehicle. You also may want this benefit if the new car will be driven by a teenager or inexperienced driver who needs a stable vehicle.
For more information, talk to you dealer about undercoating. They can give you an estimate and help you decide if it's right for you.
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