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Dealership claims rust proofing by drilling holes voids warranty ?

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Dealership claims rust proofing by drilling holes voids warranty ?

I just bought a vehicle and the dealership wants to sell me the rust proofing for 1900.00 for everything. Underside, outside.

He says if a third party drilled holes in my vehicle it'll void my warranty ?

My concerned is also that a third party place may mess up the Honda sensing thing.

Can anybody chime in ?

Thanks.

EDIT: The main reason I'm thinking about this is because my previous vehicle, 2007 Hyundai Sante Fe started to have bad rust underbody along the frame and all three places I took to do tire changes said it was pretty bad but unusual as they see lots of those types of vehicles .

I wash my car usually 5 times a years, maybe 2 of those times in the winter. That car owes me nothing.

I'm leaning towards corrosion free at Crappy tire or some nearby garage. I think it was $ 129.00 for the top package ?

When I said no to the rust proofing to the paperwork guy , he had this really surprised, astonished look like I had three heads or something. That turned me off right there. I told him I would think about it and maybe come back.
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1900 for rustproofing. That's like 15 yrs of Krown annual service cost. You do have the option at Krown to say no to drilling holes.
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There are already holes on the bottom of each door panel purpose for draining water.
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booblehead wrote: 1900 for rustproofing. That's like 15 yrs of Krown annual service cost. You do have the option at Krown to say no to drilling holes.
Wait...which ones will do this? Krown Lakeshore?
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Krown Richmond Hill will not drill holes if you request. At least this was a few years ago. Cannot say now whether they will insist of drilling holes or not.
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Elusivellama wrote: Wait...which ones will do this? Krown Lakeshore?
Most Krowns will not drill holes upon customer's request, but they won't honor their lifetime warranty for those specific areas.
Their warranty is horseshit anyways, as you must have your vehicle treated every year, which only covers perforations and if you are successful in making a claim, they will send your vehicle to their "preferred" body shop.
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vkizzle wrote: Most Krowns will not drill holes upon customer's request, but they won't honor their lifetime warranty for those specific areas.
Their warranty is horseshit anyways, as you must have your vehicle treated every year, which only covers perforations and if you are successful in making a claim, they will send your vehicle to their "preferred" body shop.
And every year krown will make car too damn oily. I do every alternate year
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What do you mean too oily? Most of it's gone after a year.
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tkl wrote: I just bought a vehicle and the dealership wants to sell me the rust proofing for 1900.00 for everything. Underside, outside.

He says if a third party drilled holes in my vehicle it'll void my warranty ?

My concerned is also that a third party place may mess up the Honda sensing thing.

Can anybody chime in ?

Thanks
I would put the 1900 in a secure investment towards your next vehicle. You will never get 1900 more for it when it is old and shabby. Keep an eye on older years of the same model and identify weak areas. Then when car is 5 yrs old, if you still have it, spray something in yourself to delay rust after a dry hot spell in the summer- e.g. into bottom edge of tailgate through drain holes or by removing back panel.
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vkizzle wrote: Most Krowns will not drill holes upon customer's request, but they won't honor their lifetime warranty for those specific areas.
Their warranty is horseshit anyways, as you must have your vehicle treated every year, which only covers perforations and if you are successful in making a claim, they will send your vehicle to their "preferred" body shop.

Yes, and the car companies' warranties are horseshit too. They are usually something like a 10 year warranty against perforation. Who the hell has perforation within 10 years anyway? You might get surface rust in 10 years, but almost never will you see a car perforated so quickly.
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Martin (deal addict) wrote: I would put the 1900 in a secure investment towards your next vehicle. You will never get 1900 more for it when it is old and shabby. Keep an eye on older years of the same model and identify weak areas. Then when car is 5 yrs old, if you still have it, spray something in yourself to delay rust after a dry hot spell in the summer- e.g. into bottom edge of tailgate through drain holes or by removing back panel.
+1, that dealer rust proofing is $1850 of pure profit for them. My buddy got the dealer rust proofing on his Mazda and it still rusted away. They'd bondo and repaint it for him but it does stop the cancer.
If you want to keep it a long time, your best bet is go to Krown or CorrosionFree every few years for treatment.

OP, save your money and skip the dealer scams. For fun, ask him to put that warranty void statement into writing. I bet he won't do that.
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tkl wrote: I just bought a vehicle and the dealership wants to sell me the rust proofing for 1900.00 for everything. Underside, outside.

He says if a third party drilled holes in my vehicle it'll void my warranty ?

My concerned is also that a third party place may mess up the Honda sensing thing.

Can anybody chime in ?

Thanks
If your good at negotiating you can usually get that thrown in, if they say no, walk say you will shop around and they will likely throw it in, if not for free then for a fraction of the price.
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Rust proofing is a scam, just skip it altogether. Modern cars barely rust.
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tkl wrote: I just bought a vehicle and the dealership wants to sell me the rust proofing for 1900.00 for everything. Underside, outside.
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I hope it's not one of those stupid scam electronic "rust inhibitor" modules. They don't work
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Spudd wrote: Rust proofing is a scam, just skip it altogether. Modern cars barely rust.
Yup.

And look at this:
https://www.unhaggle.com/rust-proofing-warranty/s/

Check you vehicle ownership habit. If you never keep a car beyond warranty anyway, there is already coverage for rust from manufacturer. And having rust proofing done doesn't really raise the value of resell either. 3rd, a lot rust proofing application now interferes with the smart safety systems in modern cars.
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Spudd wrote: Rust proofing is a scam, just skip it altogether. Modern cars barely rust.
i agree
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Spudd wrote: Rust proofing is a scam, just skip it altogether. Modern cars barely rust.
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Xtrema wrote: , a lot rust proofing application now interferes with the smart safety systems in modern cars.
Any verified cases.. or just internet talk.
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Xtrema wrote: Yup.

And look at this:
https://www.unhaggle.com/rust-proofing-warranty/s/

Check you vehicle ownership habit. If you never keep a car beyond warranty anyway, there is already coverage for rust from manufacturer. And having rust proofing done doesn't really raise the value of resell either. 3rd, a lot rust proofing application now interferes with the smart safety systems in modern cars.
And 4th, rustproofing provides zero coverage or protection against rust originating from stone chips or scratches that break through the paint.

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