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What are some benefits of automobile undercoating?

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Undercoating provides rust protection for the underside of a vehicle and helps to dampen sound. It is most commonly employed in parts of the country where salt is used to de-ice roads in the winter or where there is close proximity to the ocean.

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This protective layer helps prevent the increased oxidization of metals in the presence of saltwater. In vehicles that already have a rust protection coating (common in some models under five-years-old), the undercoating provides an additional layer of sound cushioning that helps to make the car quieter on the road. It may, however, impact the vehicle's fuel efficiency.

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