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Do vehicles still need Rustproofing protection?
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New Ford Trucks!

In 2016, Ford F150 pick-ups body's are aluminum to help reduce corrosion and lower weight. The frames however are still manufactured from steel susceptible to corrosion in the state of Michigan (22 tons of salt per liner mile).

Also, many of you have seen the commercials showing how easy it is to punch a hole or dent the floor/sides of an aluminum truck bed

At Auto Appearance Center of Grand Rapids LLC we have solutions for both of the problems.

1.) Treatment Undercoating and sound treatment. Not only will it prevent rust on the metal frame, it will reduce road noise and keep your truck warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Electronic Rustproofing

Several dealers in Grand Rapids are now selling electronic devices to prevent rust on your vehicle. Before purchasing, please research this product on the web. I have vendors offering these to me but I've read too many negative reviews. The most common thing I read in my research was that all agree that the rustproof product that is sprayed on works. We've been in business for over 19 years and I can tell you that it's effective against the salt and brine that the State of Michigan uses on it's roads and overpasses.

Do vehicles still need Rustproofing protection?

Do new vehicles still need to be protected against corrosion? In Michigan, yes. The state of Michigan uses 22 tons of salt per linear mile in the winter. The also spray liquid brine (salt) on all the overpasses. This salt causes corrosion to start in the first year.

Car manufactures have come a long way in building vehicles that last but as long as they use metal, salt will cause the vehicle to rust. Car manufactures are not going to change the way they make cars for the few states (see our salt map on our website) that still use salt.

Used vehicles need rust protection too!

If you've recently purchased a used vehicle and you'd like to protect it from rust caused by Michigan winters, contact us.

We have a used car program for you. 2009-2012 Used vehicles come with a 7 year warranty.

Older vehicles are not covered under the warranty but still benefit from rust protection !

Call and ask for Doug or Steve in GR or Scott in Kalamazoo for more details.

Warranty Alert !!!!!

Warranty alert!

If your vehicle has a lifetime rust warranty, please contact us and we'll let you know what you need to do to keep that warranty in force. Lifetime warranty vehicles need to have a inspection when the Manufactures warranty expires. Contact us and we give you the information for the company that can/will inspect your vehicle in Grand Rapids.

We will no longer provide inspections for any warranties sold by Great Lakes Chemical and insured by CSCI their insurance company.


It's important that you receive the inspection as their warranty company, CSCI, uses the lack of an inspection as a excuse to deny claims!

Get Ready for Spring!

Spring Detailing

Spring is just around the corner. Time to schedule your detailing appointment to get rid of road salt and winter grime. Times fill up fast as warm weather approaches.


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