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A New Steering Wheel

My husband is a frugal person. The two of us are still living in the starter home he purchased before we met nearly twenty years ago. He is driving a truck he bought eighteen years ago. While he still adores his truck, he knows he needs to make some necessary repairs to it in order to keep it running smoothly. For instance, in the near future, he expects to replace the automobile’s motor. He also needs to get the heater in his vehicle fixed. Because the truck is so old, its interior has seen better days. The seats need some new upholstery. And, he is in desperate need of a new steering wheel. I would like to purchase this item for my spouse for the upcoming holidays. On this blog, you will discover the latest trends in steering wheels designed for trucks. Enjoy!


A New Steering Wheel

Understanding the Benefits of Car Undercoating

by Kim Murphy

Car undercoating is often unappreciated and can drastically increase the lifespan of your car. To help you get a better idea of whether or not you want to invest in such a service, here is an overview of what undercoating is and how it can help you:

What is car undercoating?

Car undercoating is a protective layer that is applied to the undercarriage. The undercarriage is exposed to a lot of wear and tear over the years, and most people don't notice the damage until it is too late. Whenever you drive your car, small bits of the road are kicked up into the undercarriage. Over time, these particles will wear down your undercarriage and can eventually lead to mechanical failure. On top of that, weathering over time will naturally degrade your undercarriage unless you have strong undercoating applied.

How can you get undercoating?

In most cases, you are going to need professional assistance in applying undercoating to your car, whether it's labor or tools. If you aren't too familiar with auto work, then you might want to leave the application to the pros. Even if you are comfortable with doing the work yourself, you will still need a specialized applicator to actually get the undercoating onto your undercarriage.

While it is possible to apply undercoating without professional tools, you might not be happy with the coverage that you get. If the undercoating does not cover the entire undercarriage, then it won't provide maximum protection. Additionally, if the undercoating is improperly applied, then it won't provide the protection that you want. Contact a service like ValuGard to set up an appointment for undercoating.

Is there a difference between undercoating and rust proofing?

If you have been looking into ways to protect your undercarriage, then you have likely heard of rust proofing as well. However, you should be careful, since the two are not the same. Rust proofing is a simpler process that specifically handles the corrosion of the metal in your undercarriage. With rust proofing, a thin coat is applied to the exterior of the undercarriage. The thinness of the layer also means that it is a bit more vulnerable to rocks and other debris. After a couple of years on the road, you can expect your rust proofing to wear down and be less effective.

Undercoating is a more comprehensive process that covers the entire undercarriage in an oil. This oil can repair itself to a limited extent and can have a longer lifespan than undercoating.