How many times have you washed your car in the driveway, taking extra car with cleaning the wheels and making sure every piece of dirt was cleaned off the sides? After you have washed your car each time, have you then also spent as much time cleaning and caring for the bottom of your car, where all of the really important pieces lay? Nope? Why not?
Under your car is where it is important to clean. There are tie rods, brake parts, cables, line and all types of bolts and screws that get dirty, covered in oil, tar or whatever else is on the road. Shouldn’t those items be kept clean over other, surface parts of your car? Yes. And that is why undercoating was created.
Undercoating is available in a few different ways for your vehicle. When you buy the car, you can elect to have a special application put on the car. This is especially useful in northern regions, or if you drive in places that have snow, salt on the roads, dirt or heavy traffic that throws up oil and dirt. The undercoating is a layer that is spread over the bottom of your vehicle and will keep it cleaner than if you opted to not have it sprayed on. The undercoating will protect the undercarriage of the car from soaking up all of the bad materials from the outdoors that could make it deteriorate faster.
Another way to get undercoating is when you go to an automatic car wash. As an option with your wash, you can get the car washed and then have an undercoating spray put on at the very end. This spray job won’t be as thick as if it were applied at the dealership, but something is always better than nothing.
One other benefit of having undercoating on your car is that is can create a seal over tiny holes in the car. These holes sealed up will make your ride quieter as you go down the road. Everybody likes to have a quieter ride, right?
Undercoating can be an expense you really didn’t plan on, but it is also one that can prolong the life of your car, which might save you money in the long run. Undercoating doesn’t take very long at all, if you opt to wait while it is done. The short wait and the small expense now is worth having a car last longer in the future.