Join Date: May 2007
Location: New Orleans, LA
Rustproofing, as well as VIN etching, is just a way for the dealership to make money. Yes, rustproofing is a GREAT thing if you live where they salt the roads, or if you live on the east or west coast beachside. But for the rest of us, it's not an issue. And if it is an issue, you can get it cheaper on the open market. However, some people don't have the money to do that, so they roll it in the payments. Just remember, you'll end up financing that $1000 and could end up paying 3 times the value of that rustproofing doing it that way.