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Frequently Asked Questions

        Daily Driver Car Care

How Often should I service my daily driver car?

  • Car service intervals

    • Ideally you should service (Oil Change) at least once a year or every 8 000 miles.

    • You need to look at either an interim service or a full service - Please enquire

    • Diesel cars also may require a DPF Clean (DPF - Diesel Particulate Filter) 

    • If your brakes are making a noise - have them checked and serviced 

    • Bumpy or noisy ride - have us check your suspension components 

      • loose suspension links can cause wandering steering & uneven tyre wear​

    • We can also assist with Tyres, Exhaust fitting, Steering repairs, and most general mechanical repairs​

                                               Book your car in for a service toda

Here are 10 frequently asked questions (FAQs) about classic car rust treatment:

  • What causes rust on classic cars?

    • Rust is primarily caused by the reaction of iron or steel with oxygen and moisture.

    • In classic cars, it can result from exposure to moisture, road salt, and environmental conditions over time.

  • Why is rust treatment important for classic cars?

    • Rust can compromise the structural integrity and aesthetics of classic cars.

    • Rust treatment helps prevent further corrosion and preserves the vehicle's value and appearance.

  • What is a rust converter, and how does it work?

    • A rust converter is a chemical solution that reacts with iron oxide (rust) to convert it into a stable compound.

    • This helps stop rust from spreading and provides a surface that can be painted.

  • Can I simply paint over rust on my classic car?

    • Painting over rust without proper treatment is not recommended. The rust will continue to spread beneath the paint, leading to further damage.

    • Rust treatment should precede any painting.

  • How do I choose the right rust treatment products?

    • Choose rust treatment products based on the severity of the rust and the type of metal involved.

    • Common products include rust converters, rust removers, rust inhibiting primers, and chassis paints.

  • Do I need to remove all rust before treatment?

    • While it's best to remove as much rust as possible, it may not be feasible to remove every speck.

    • Rust converters can be effective in stabilizing residual rust.

  • Can I do rust treatment on my classic car myself, or should I hire a professional?

    • Rust treatment can be a DIY project if you have the necessary tools and skills.

    • However, for extensive rust or valuable classic cars, it's advisable to consult with a professional restorer.

  • How long does rust treatment take to complete?

    • The time required for rust treatment varies depending on the extent of rust and the products used. It can take several days to properly treat and repaint a classic car's rusted areas.

  • What preventive measures can I take to minimize rust on my classic car?

    • Regular cleaning, waxing, and storing your classic car in a dry, controlled environment can help prevent rust.

    • Rust inhibitors and rust-resistant coatings can also be applied.

  • Is rust treatment a one-time process, or does it require ongoing maintenance?

    • Rust treatment is not a one-time fix. Ongoing maintenance, including inspections and touch-ups, is essential to prevent rust from recurring, especially in regions with harsh weather conditions.


Remember that the specific needs and approaches for rust treatment may vary depending on your classic car's make, model, and condition. Consult with experts and follow product instructions for the best results.

Chat to us here at Man Cave Garage about our

Rust Treatment Programmes,

welding and rust prevention Services.

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