Protecting your rent-to-buy car from rust damage will ensure that your vehicle remains in tip-top condition for years to come. 

There are a few preventative measures you can implement at home, to prevent major rust damage to your car. 

Tips to protect your rent to buy vehicle from rust damage 

Park your car in the garage or use a protective covering

Sheltering your car from the elements will naturally protect your car from all sorts of weather-related damage. Cars are particularly prone to rust if exposed to wet or salty weather conditions. If you don’t have this option available, then a simple throw over car cover will help. 

Ensure your car is covered with a ceramic coating

Most car technicians will recommend that your car be treated with a ceramic coating. This is applied to the paint and will form a protective barrier to your car, making it difficult for rust to build up on the surface. 

Wash your car regularly

Washing your car regularly not only makes your car look good, it also prevents surface damage by limiting dust particles from scratching the paint. An added advantage is that washing your car regularly also prevents rust build-up, by making sure the surface area is thoroughly cleaned at all times. 

Clean the interior of your car

Making sure the interior of your car is kept clean, is just as important as cleaning the exterior of your car. If you are washing the inside of your car yourself, make sure to dry it thoroughly. 

If you spill liquids in the interior of your car, make sure you clean and dry the area as quickly as possible. This will prevent the liquid from seeping into the carpets, creating a damp spot that can potentially reach the metal undercarriage of your car and cause rust damage.

Apply anti-rust spray

Anti-rust spray is a quick, cost-effective, and long-lasting alternative to waxing or coating your car with ceramic. Just be sure to clean and dry the area well before you apply the rust spray to your vehicle. 

Protecting your rent-to-own car from rust damage is simple 

Keeping your rent-to-buy car rust free, is a process which requires you to be alert and efficient. By doing so, you are able to prevent severe rust damage.

If you are on the market for a quality rent-to-own vehicle, there are finance options that can make this possible. Contact us today for more information.