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control arm rust

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control arm rust

Thats my car, its 2014 model. How bad is this rust here? I live in GTA and what are the implications of this kind of rust?

https://ibb.co/1qKvmBh
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dentonic88 wrote: Thats my car, its 2014 model. How bad is this rust here? I live in GTA and what are the implications of this kind of rust?

https://ibb.co/1qKvmBh
Kia?
It's just surface rust. Might be a problem in 20 years.
Spray it with fluid film if it bothers you.
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I've seen worse. Lots of life left but could pose a challenge for future suspension work if bolts become seized. Best to address those points at least. I'd consider changing those shocks depending on mileage and how well they are performing.
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CaptSmethwick wrote: I've seen worse. Lots of life left but could pose a challenge for future suspension work if bolts become seized. Best to address those points at least. I'd consider changing those shocks depending on mileage and how well they are performing.
Mileage is around 76K , dont know how to test shocks. Any quick way?
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Simplest is to push down as hard as you can on each corner of the vehicle. If it returns up to its original point steadily without a lot of bouncing, the shock is okay. That doesn't mean it's perfect, just that it's not totally gone.

In my view, most people leave their shocks on too long - some for the life of the car. I swap mine out at the 7 year mark whether they pass the bounce test or not.

Chances are you have struts up front and shocks in the rear. Struts are expensive and require an aligment job after the swap - likely a key reason why people don't like changing them when they probably should.
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dentonic88 wrote: No its civic 2014.

You mean this?
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/flui ... #store=241

And I need to spary on that or need to clean it first somehow and then spray?
Yes, that's it. You can also find it black which will look nicer.
No need to clean it first, unless there's a lot of dirt/mud on it. Wouldn't hurt to spray wash it before letting it dry and coating it.
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dentonic88 wrote: Thats my car, its 2014 model. How bad is this rust here? I live in GTA and what are the implications of this kind of rust?

https://ibb.co/1qKvmBh
Is this the first time you look under your vehicle?
Surface rust is nothing to worry about.
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Surface rust. Nothing to be concerned about.

I am more concerned you are still rolling on your winter tires mid August.... you are murdering those winter tires!
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Nothing to worry about… some new cars look like that after the 1st or 2nd winter. It’s all the road salt
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Nothing to worry about is quite normal.
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