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Repair Your Rusty Frame

Posted in How To: Body Chassis on February 1, 2012
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Corrosion is something you live with on a day-to-day basis in the Northeast, and it’s not just limited to vehicles, it affects everything made of metal. The road salt, the humidity-laden air, soft absorptive soils, acid rain, and road chemicals all work in a harmonic quintet to do their damage to the metals on your 4x4, and they do it damn well too. Factory precautions from manufacturers do help, but over time, this retardant is usually overwhelmed by the environment (natural or manmade), and things can go from bad to worse in just a few months if left unregulated.

This Jeep Wrangler TJ has seen better days. After only 7 years on the road, the effects of New England’s worst elements can be seen on the chassis and substructure. A chain was needed to keep the transfer case crossmember/skidplate from falling off of this rusty frame.

Luckily for us, there are companies like Auto Rust Technicians situated in the eye of the corrosive hurricane that is the northeast corridor of the U.S. Auto Rust Technicians understands how these corrosive factors invade the chassis of 4x4s and have learned the lesson Mother Nature teaches us every day. The company has developed ways to turn back that corrosive time, and breathe new life into both everyday drivers, and our favorite four-wheeled play toys.

Auto Rust Technicians is not just a shop. Sure the company can work on any make and model truck or car, rebuilding sub-frames with heavy-handed precision. But it’s also a production facility. The company has a full line of in-house-prepared replacement parts and Safe-T-Cap reinforcement plates for many makes and model cars, SUV’s, and 4x4s.

We recently took a ride up to Cranston, Rhode Island, and watched the guys at Auto Rust Technicians save another Jeep from going prematurely to that big scrap heap in the sky. If your 4x4 is having underside issues there may be a Safe-T-Cap part number to ease your pain.

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Auto Rust Technicians
Cranston, RI 02907

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