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Electric Vehicle Underbody Corrosion: All You Need To Know

We all know that rust is a big problem for cars. But with the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, is rust becoming an even bigger issue? This blog post will explain why it's important to be aware of these risks and take precautions to protect and prevent rust on your vehicle. While electric vehicles may be susceptible to traditional forms of rust, they are also at risk of corrosion and other problems caused by exposure to the elements.

What Causes An Electric Vehicle To Rust? 

The weight of batteries in electric vehicles often means that lighter metals such as aluminium and magnesium are used in manufacturing electric vehicles. The increased use of aluminum and magnesium in electric vehicles has resulted in an increase of rusting. This can result in the formation of galvanic rust, which can weaken the metal over time.

Aluminium does not rust like iron or steal, but it can corrode. This means that over time, the aluminium will become weak. Factors such as moisture and salted roads can also contribute to the corrosion of electric vehicles. Saltwater and road salt from gritters can potentially speed up the rusting process.

So, while electric vehicles may not be as susceptible to traditional forms of rust, they are still at risk of corrosion and other problems caused by exposure to the elements. It's important to be aware of these risks and take steps to protect your electric vehicle from them.

People assume most cars have strong enough protective coatings to keep their vehicle's undercarriage in good condition for years to come. Unfortunately, this isn't the case.

Electric cars often use lightweight materials to build their chassis. This means that there is less metal to protect against corrosion in the first place. Second, electric vehicles often use more than one type of metal (dissimilar metals) in their construction. Left untreated, this can lead to galvanic corrosion, which is when one metal corrodes faster than another because of a chemical reaction between the two metals.

Electric Vehicle Underbody Rust
Finally, the paint and coating used to protect the metals in an electric vehicle is often thin and prone to cracking. This leaves the metals exposed to the elements, which can lead to corrosion and rust.

So, while electric vehicles may be the wave of the future, they are not immune to the effects of corrosion and rust. If you own an electric vehicle, be sure to keep an eye out for these signs of damage and have them repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your vehicle.

Why Electric Vehicles Need Rust Protection

Electric vehicles are often heralded as the future of motoring. They're more environmentally friendly than petrol or diesel cars, and they're becoming increasingly affordable as technology improves.

However, electric cars are not without their drawbacks. One potential issue already mentioned is rust, which can cause serious problems for any vehicle – no matter what type of power it uses.

So, Is Rust A Bigger Problem For Electric Cars Than It Is For Traditional Petrol Or Diesel Vehicles?

The short answer is that we don't really know yet. However, rustproofing it does eliminate any worry of your vehicle rusting at any stage which will cause a big financial commitment in the future.

The last thing that you want to do when you buy a new electric vehicle is to deal with rust and corrosion only a couple of years after purchasing. The cost to repair rust can also be as painful. There is a solution to this though.

Electric vehicles are often lauded for their eco-friendly credentials and are meant to be kept for years to come. When or even before you notice signs of rust, look to rust proof your chassis with a rust prevention solution. That being said, there's a great way to stop rust immediately underneath your vehicle with Lanoguard.

Avoid MOT failure due to rust and corrosion with Lanoguard. Our eco-friendly rust proofing product that is safe to use on electric car parts. It is non-conductive up to 70k volts, making it safe to use on all electrical components. Additionally, it is also safe to use on plastic and rubber parts.

Lanoguarding is an essential investment for any vehicle owner, providing a variety of benefits that go beyond simply protecting the car's look. Lanoguard forms a hermetic seal to metal, preventing natural elements that cause corrosion from attacking the metal surface. This makes it ideal to protect your investment in not only an eco-friendly way but an effective way too. Giving you peace of mind knowing your vehicles protected for months ahead.

Applying Lanoguard is both quick and easy, and offers a long-lasting defence against galvanic corrosion that you can trust. Investing in Lanoguarding your vehicle will be well worth it for keeping your car looking great and protecting its value over time.

Therefore, Lanoguarding your vehicle is worth doing to maintain and protect your investment; it is also quick and easy to apply and is long lasting. Even if there are early signs of rust forming on your chassis, Overtime Lanoguard can displace existing rust to eliminate the worry of having to repair rust damages in the future.


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