Woman Shocked Electronic Rust Control Didn’t Work

Mar 11, 2024 1 min read
Woman Shocked Electronic Rust Control Didn’t Work

Wait until she finds out about the blinker fluid leak…

If you live in an area where the roads are salted in the winter, you know how difficult it can be to keep your car rust-free. Thankfully, the wonders of modern technologies have provided us with better tools to fight corrosion. One of the tools you may or may not be familiar with is electronic rust control, something a woman in Ontario, Canada recently found to be insufficient at preserving the body panels on her 2017 Ford Escape.

Find out why some people intentionally make their cars look rusty here.

For those who aren’t familiar with electronic rust control, which might be quite a few people, the system involves a module typically installed somewhere like the underside of a car hood. That device puts out a weak electrical current throughout the entirety of the car’s metal components. Supposedly, that current will disrupt the charge between the metal and oxygen molecules, essentially stopping rust from forming.

As you already guessed, this woman realized her electronic rust control device didn’t work as hoped. According to CTV News, rust started to take hold on the bottom of the doors on both sides of the crossover. Imagine our shock at learning such a wondrous technological development might not do the job.

Some people swear by electronic rust control modules and others call them snake oil. This woman at least opted for paint protection as well, although neither one saved the doors on her Escape. Thankfully, the dealer covered the repairs after some pressure, but everyone might not be so lucky.

There are many legitimate rust prevention products on the market. We suggest doing your homework and settling on a solution which works with your vehicle ownership goals and budget. But we’d also exercise some serious caution about electronic rust control, something which seems to work great for ships but might not be the best solution for cars.

Source: CTV News

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