Corrosion Inspection Service at Fifth Ave Volkswagen

There is no bigger enemy to the long-term health of an automobile than rust or corrosion. This insidious condition can quickly take hold and destroy a vehicle from the inside out. Corrosion damage is so dangerous that you can schedule an appointment for corrosion inspection at the Fifth Avenue Volkswagen Service Department. When someone schedules a corrosion inspection appointment, a specially trained member of the dealership’s service department will examine the car, truck, or SUV for signs of corrosion damage and send the appropriate photos to Volkswagen Canada for evaluation. Let’s take a look at some other things you might need to know.

Important Note: It may take up to one month for VW Canada to process corrosion claims, longer in some cases of extensive damage.

How Can I Prevent Automotive Corrosion?

A little preventative action can go a long way. Here are a few simple things you can do to prevent corrosion:

Choose Parking Wisely:

Moisture is the precursor to corrosion. Continually parking on grass, dirt, snow or other areas that retain water can cause problems.

Clean Everything:

Vehicle owners spend untold hours washing and waxing the exterior of their automobiles. However, too many people neglect the underbody where corrosion and rust start. A lot of problems can be avoided by thoroughly washing away dirt and salt (during the winter) from the vehicle’s underbody.

Blow Dry:

There are a lot of nooks and crannies in the underbody of a vehicle. Experts recommend using an air compressor to blow away dirt that may have accumulated in hard-to-reach areas.

What Happens If You Ignore Corrosion or Rust?

When corrosion takes hold of a piece of metal, its structural integrity can be compromised. An automotive chassis and key structural components are made of metal. And, corroded metal can lead to major safety problems. Today’s vehicles are safer and offer better protection in case of a collision than ever before. However, that protection won’t be available if key components have been compromised by rust or corrosion.

Additionally, ignoring corrosion damage could lead to a vehicle’s warranty being cancelled by the automaker.

The best time to schedule an appointment to have your vehicle inspected for corrosion is right now. This is a potentially very dangerous problem that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible. The Fifth Avenue Volkswagen Service Department is able to handle any issue that could be hindering the performance or safety of your automobile.

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