Nothing is quite so bad when you are in charge of a whole fleet of vehicles as rust and other forms of corrosion. These vehicles are what help you to make your livelihood and to have them in anything less than perfect condition is not only a negative reflection on your company but a slippery slope to having a fleet of vehicles that are no longer up to code. Rust can be a silent but deadly killer when it is left unchecked and although it can seem like it is inevitable, there are a few things that you can do to help prolong the life of your vehicles.
One of the easiest ways to keep your fleet nice and rust free is by putting a protective barrier between the metal and the elements. While many people think that the paint that is on their car is enough to keep rust out, this just isn’t true. It does help to slow down the oxidation process, but it won’t keep rust off of your vehicles indefinitely. Things like heavy duty wax or other substances that you can put on your fleet which state that they can protect from corrosion are going to be your best bet. It can be a sneaky adversary, so definitely be proactive against this threat rather than reactive.
If you have a vehicle which has developed corrosion, you should do all you can to get it taken care of when the spot is still small. Many large holes that have been eaten through metal due to rust cannot be fixed without replacing an entire panel of metal which gets extremely expensive very quickly. This becomes more true the larger the vehicle is. You always want to try and catch anything negative quickly in your own body, so why should your company’s vehicle be any different?
Corrosion and rust are some serious issues that can occur when you have metal out in the elements for years on end. While you obviously need to have your vehicles outside for them to do any good for your work, you shouldn’t leave them out there to fend for themselves. Making sure that you have done all you can to protect them is a great place to start when it comes to battling back against corrosion.