The questions you should be asking about underbody care.

Underbody care is an area often overlooked by car owners. It is important to note however, that the integrity of a car’s body plays a large role in its value and operating conditions. Even though rust and corrosion are much less likely to happen to modern cars, as drivers, we are not able to control the condition of the roads and terrain we drive on. Debris, pot-holes and uneven roads may easily cause scratches and dents to the undercarriage, causing the factory undercoating to be compromised over time.

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It is also near impossible to ensure that a new car is driven only on completely smooth and dry surfaces. So once these damaged parts are affected by the exposure to elements like water, the corrosion begins. The effects of rust cannot be reversed, only prevented and the most dangerous kind of corrosion is often not discovered until it is too late. More importantly, once rust and corrosion have affected the underbody, they will eventually make their way to other parts of the car.

So how can I prevent rust and corrosion?

The good news is that there is a solution to this. Using the Undercarriage Protection Plus Package, our experienced technicians will perform a highly effective treatment to coat the underbody of your car and protect the undercarriage from harsh elements that your car is vulnerable to.

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But I drive a new car, would I still need it?

One of the biggest misconceptions is that underbody coating is not necessary because vehicles in this day and age don’t rust. While this may be true due to modern cars being galvanised from the factory, this coating is only good if it is there. Once this coating is compromised by running over stone chips or debris left on the road, the metal is left exposed and will start to rust. The coating is also able to access frame rails and other inner cavities that are not physically accessible but are prone to corrosion.

So how does it work?

The heavy-duty protective coating does not chip when stones or sharp objects hit the coated area. It is a long term treatment that protects the undercarriage from superficial damage and ensures that the integrity of the body remains strong and true for years to come. It also offers protection of all undercarriage body panels, including hard-to-reach spots.

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I don’t really pay attention to my car’s underbody. Are there more tangible benefits?

Performing the treatments under Undercarriage Protection Plus Package doesn’t just prevent rust in your car’s undercarriage caused by water and time, the underbody coating made of a rubberised material also offers a level of sound dampening which minimally softens road noise.

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On top of that, it has heat insulation properties that help create comfortable cabins by insulating the interior of the car from extreme temperatures from beneath the vehicle. These properties makes for a more comfortable drive.

Interested in an underbody treatment for your Volkswagen or Skoda? To find out more, email service@vw.com.sg or call +65 6305 7299 today!

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