Humidity & Auto Body Rust

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September is one of San Antonio’s rainiest months of the year because of the hurricanes and tropical storms that hit the coast.  

It’s so important to make sure that any damage to your vehicle is repaired as soon as possible because it will only get worse (and more expensive to fix) over time. If you have damage to your vehicle’s paint, like dents, dings, or scratches, extra moisture from the rains can speed up the rate that rust corrodes the body metal underneath. 

Even if it doesn’t rain directly on your vehicle, additional humidity in the air can add further corrosion. Although San Antonio doesn’t have the highest humidity during the majority of the day compared to other areas, the early morning hours have up to 80% humidity. 60% humidity is the ideal range for rust to thrive, so your vehicle’s paint and chrome can take a hit if not properly maintained. 

So what, it’s just a little rust, right? Auto body rust is not just cosmetic damage, and it continues to spread and eat away at the surrounding metal. It can drastically weaken your vehicle’s auto body, which means that you and your family are less protected in the event of a collision.

Would you like a free estimate on an auto body rust repair? Just text us, give us a call, or visit our website at!

We’ll get back to you as soon as possible with your estimate. Star Collision Repair is dedicated to providing the best auto body repair for our customers in San Antonio.

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