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Should You Buy a Car With Rust?
Feb 25, 2014 - 12:04 PM - by AutoGuide.com

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Rotting metal doesn’t invoke thoughts of long-term reliability and dependability. But if you’ve found your dream car online, albeit with a few rust spots, should you really turn your back on it? Rust happens when the metal in your car mixes with oxygen or water. It can be a serious problem and can spread like a rash.

“It can also be a real eye-sore,” said Craig Shuttleworth from Krown rust control. “But excessive rust often signals the impending death of a vehicle. Its useful life [is] essentially over.”

Types of Rust

Fortunately, it’s not all bad. Shuttleworth said that some spots are easily repairable and not much of a concern.

Some of these rust spots appear as little patches or bubbles on the paint surface of the car. Occasionally called “cosmetic rust,” there’s no doubt that it’s ugly but it’s also fairly localized.

Spots like this usually happen after a rock-chip penetrates the paint causing the exposed metal to react with water, air and other contaminants. While it weakens the paint around it, it’s not a big deal.

“This type of corrosion does not usually cause concern as it can be easily repaired with proper body preparation and re-painting,” reassures the expert at Krown.
Should You Buy A Car With Rust - AutoGuide.com looks into what kinds of rust that is fixable and what isn't.
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Future Cars
Feb 15, 2014 - 10:38 PM - by AutoGuide.com
AutoGuide.com has just launched a new Future Cars section with the latest info on the newest models, concept cars and prototypes.

Each car page is updated as we get info, from spy photos and concept cars, to first look videos from auto shows and, eventually, the official vehicle specs.

You can check it out here: Future Cars.

Take a look and let us know what you think. We're eager to get your feedback on what you'd like to see.
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Top 10 Car Buying Tips
Feb 03, 2014 - 2:20 PM - by AutoGuide.com
Getting a new car doesn't have to be a lengthy or frustrating process just because there are a few overlooked steps that can get in the way.

If you're prepared, you can quickly get through the buying process without a headache and without feeling swindled.

Here's a quick check-list of some of the most important things to do before you walk into a dealership.

More: Top 10 Car Buying Tips on AutoGuide.com
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