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Using a Rust Penetrant

The older the vehicle the more likely you are to experience rust, squeaky or resistant joints all over your car. Rust, in small doses, is part of the normal wear and tear of a car. It builds up slowly over time on the nuts and bolts and hinges of your metal objects and should routinely be cleaned or removed for your engine to run at optimal efficiency. Even brand new cars can experience some incidence of rust, salt and grime which can impede the regular operation of your car. Not only that - it can look pretty gross too! Rust buildup on things like the battery terminals or the nuts & bolts of an after-market addition to your car can actually be dangerous and harm your vehicle.

You can fight rust, grime and dirt with a penetrating oil. These oils are light, thin and of a very low viscosity - meaning they flow so easy. This is important because these oils can flow into and penetrate even the smallest of pores and the tightest of spaces. They can get in between the threads of screws, and through the pores in the rust deposits. This can help release any “stuck” fixtures or deposits for easier manipulation. It can also decrease the amount of creaking, squeaking and sticking in certain gears and hinges. Finally, these oils can actually protect the metal surfaces of your vehicle by filling the tiny spaces and pores before salt and grime can!

Lubrication for Sticking

Using a rust penetrant or penetrating oil for lubrication is simple and effective. It can decrease friction in moving gears, which can improve the safety and efficiency of your vehicle. It can also decrease any heat, wearing and noise occurring in your vehicle’s moving parts. If you’ve got crunching or squeaking noises, it could be more than just annoying noise - it could be a sign of friction in your engine. A proper penetrating oil for lubrication could solve your problem.

Water/Moisture Displacement

If you live in a wet climate, have an older vehicle or otherwise want to ensure that the upkeep of your car is very low-maintenance then you should be concerned about moisture. Moisture causes corrosion and rust, especially over long periods of time. And in combination with the electrical elements of your car - moisture can be damaging and destructive. Penetrating oils can coat the surfaces of your engine and prevent moisture from sitting in one place. The low viscosity makes it kind of slippery, meaning water and moisture slides right off the surfaces and electrical fixtures in your vehicle. Say goodbye to rust!

Protection Against Contaminants

Even if you have a new car you could have need of a penetrating oil. These oils can get into the pores of the surfaces of your car’s hardware and engine, filling up the gaps and preventing any other elements from getting inside. When water, salt, or any other type of grime gets into your engine it can cause expansion, corrosion and even cracking damage depending on the location. You may not have rust or friction issues in your new car, but brushing some rust penetrant on the chains, bushings, electrical terminals and other gear locations could prevent serious damage in the future.

The best penetrating oil and rust penetrant on the market is the CleanBoost Nano-Spray. Not only can it decrease friction in your engine and improve your efficiency, but it can be used for everything from cars to drill bits! It’s an affordable and easy option for improving your vehicle. 

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