GMC Terrain, Equinox, and SRX Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
830 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi, i am a new canadian member of the forum, i ordered my brand new Terrain on February 17th. My dealer said that i should get it by the end of the month... Totally impatient to get it! I am sorry for my english faults as french is my first language.

I am wondering about rust protection....

Electronic Rust Protection like CounterACT SUV ?
Yearly oil based protection like "Antirouille Metropolitain" ?
Or the dealer applicated rust protection that is "good" for 10 years ?

I am completely lost in these choices...

Can you help me ?

Thank you very much ! I really love this forum and reading all your comments, suggestions and problems, and able to get help from other Nox/Terrain owners !
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,537 Posts
Personally I would forget about it. They rustproof the cars so good nowadays you don't need extra proofing.
I live in the Chicago area and they USE SALT .... a lot of it and I haven't had any rust issues with any of my vehicles in the last 20 years. Just keep your car clean and touch up any nicks and scratches and you should be OK.
JMHO
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
182 Posts
Rust protection, nowadays, is pretty much a waste of your money, at least according to all of the major resources and experts on the matter. Factory paint has come a long ways from the 70's and 80's, and the simple matter is that cars just don't turn into rustmobiles after 10 years anymore. I know a couple people who work as paint people in body shops and they all say not to bother. Plus, the dealers over-charge for the systems. The only cars I ever see that have any serious rust on them are all 25+ years old.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
I agree with GARYD and Scotty, do not waste your money. Granted I live in Colorado, no salt here. But factory rust protection is fine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
830 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I agree with you for some points, but i think that our climate here in Quebec is more favourable to rust as our winter last forever... at least seems to last forever :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
830 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thank you SnowItch, i think i will consider that... Also that the GMC warranty cover rust for a moment...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,537 Posts
I was reading the maintainence booklet last night and it said GM doesn't recommend additional rust proofing and in some cases some rust proofing is actually bad for the car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
830 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Nice point ! I will double check that when i will finally get my new Terrain by the end of the month. Thank you all for your answers :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
107 Posts
GARYD said:
I was reading the maintainence booklet last night and it said GM doesn't recommend additional rust proofing and in some cases some rust proofing is actually bad for the car.
Yet their dealers try to push it on you when you buy the vehicle. Hmmmm strange indeed. The finance guy at my dealer tried long and hard to sell me on the electronic rust proof module and likely will try again once the vehicle is delivered and I sign. I have no intention of getting it however.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
182 Posts
Seveniron said:
Yet their dealers try to push it on you when you buy the vehicle. Hmmmm strange indeed. The finance guy at my dealer tried long and hard to sell me on the electronic rust proof module and likely will try again once the vehicle is delivered and I sign. I have no intention of getting it however.
That's because all of the little add-ons that the business office tries to push are pure profit for the dealer, plain and simple. If you're really that into it, you can buy the little modules online for under $100 and install it in 10 minutes yourself. They do work, as the basic science is sound, but they're just not necessary anymore. 50 years from now, dealerships will still be selling them.

Although we always talk about brand X or Y vehicle being unreliable, the reliability of cars in general has improved remarkably over the years. I remember hearing horror stories from my parents and grandparents about buying cars in the 50's, 60, 70's, etc. When you think about it, even the more unreliable brands are miles ahead of where cars were even 20 years ago. Heck, it took the auto industry until basically the late 70's just to get doors right (closing tighly, fitting properly, etc). The whole concept of multi-year bumper-to-bumper warranties and decade-long powertrain warranties is fairly new, and the very mention of warranties that long would have had you laughed out of the dealership in the 50's (literally).

Pass on the rust protection. It's a dead product, and still wont be necessary in the year 2310 when dealers are hawking it on your great-great-great-great-great grandkids cars.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top