To say cars in the UK are subjected to a bit of rain is a complete understatement! They are also exposed to a fair amount of salt and grit in the winter due to icy conditions. Both of these adversities can cause corrosion, resulting in the need for welding repairs. In the vast majority of cases, a driver will not be aware that their vehicle is in need of welding. This is usually identified as part of an MOT test. Cracks, thinning, excessive corrosion within 30 cm of the body structure of the vehicle will result in the vehicle failing an MOT.
When corrosion starts it is a very good idea to get the affected areas repaired as possible. With our climate, rust will spread and cracks and weaknesses will get worse within a relatively short period of time. Taking a simple repair job from manageable to extensive, which can also be read as expensive!
Prevention is better than cure
There is a preventative measure that you can take before your car reaches the stage where, due to corrosion, your vehicle faces MOT failure. We also offer specialist undersealing designed to protect the underside of your car. This is especially effective for areas such as wheel arches that are most prone to rust and damage. Although undersealing is done by car manufacturers when the car is built, there are quite a few areas that get missed in this automated process. These include the centre of the underneath, the sills and the area around the chassis. With the average cost per area for welding being around £120 per spot and the cost of undersealing being around £130 for the whole undercarriage, prevention is definitely cheaper than the cure!
If you would like to find out more about the specialist undersealing that we offer at Service MOT Repairs, or are concerned that your vehicle may be in need of welding repairs, call us on 01604 491011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will be happy to help you.