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Hi there, new to this forum. Just bought a 2016 Platinum and here comes the sales pitches. Has anyone gone ahead with the spray rust proofing from the dealer? I plan on keeping the vehicle.
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Hi there, new to this forum. Just bought a 2016 Platinum and here comes the sales pitches. Has anyone gone ahead with the spray rust proofing from the dealer? I plan on keeping the vehicle.
You can bargain, when I bought my 2011, I went to another nissan dealer where my dealer would send the cars to get rust proof. instead of pay $500, I ended paying $150. I dealt straight with the guy and told the him I did not need the warranty. Normaly these are independent guys that do that.

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Excellent advice, anything you buy from the dealer has a secondary markup. Usually there is profit for the dealer and a commission for the dealer's employee selling the service/product. Dealerships will sell you a separate "warranty" on anything from a whole car service warranty to a paint protection warranty. If you can go directly to the individual selling a service or product to the dealer you will always save money - and depending on the time of month or how busy he/she is, you can negotiate that price.

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I thought they stopped doing aftermarket rustproofing years ago after 1) factory processes and materials improved and 2) aftermarket products tended to actually trap water and salt against the very metal it was supposed to protect. I have neve never been offered this in the last 20 years and about 5 new vehicles.

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Appreciate the info everyone. Cheers to all.
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I was on the same boat. To my surprise, my dealer gave a ridiculous price. I said no. And then I thought what should I do, rustproof or not. Decided to go with it. I used Robinson Automotive in Missisauga. Good place, not a back-ally spot at all. I recommend it. I cannot say anything about it as of yet because I did it last September and this is the first winter for the car. Thanks.
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AutoGuide concludes "So should you buy a rustproofing package when buying a new car? “We don’t recommend rust proofing,” says Quincy. “It’s very likely a waste of money and almost all of the cost goes right into the pockets of the dealer.” Even third party rust-proofing is considered a bust, “after-market rust proofing is a waste of money regardless of who’s applying it,” says Quincy. “Factory rust proofing is all you need" Should You Rust Proof Your New Car? » AutoGuide.com News

It might also void your warranty! Although new cars no longer need it and some automakers will void the factory corrosion-perforation warranty. if the car is undercoated by a third-party, this hasn't stopped some dealerships from promoting undercoating as a dealer option, says Mike Quincy, auto content specialist at the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center in East Haddam, Conn. Five Costly Car Dealer Options to Skip | Fox Business

Unfortunately I can tell you that dealer add ons DO void warranties. I had a tailgate lift/close bar put on a Subaru Outback and it started rusting a few years later around where they drilled holes in the liftgate. Car was still under rust through warranty, but Subaru indicated it was not covered because it was the result of a non-factory modification - even though I bought this Subaru-built accessory from the dealer when buying the car new!
Be very, VERY Skeptical about anything the dealer or aftermarket tell you about impacting your warranty!

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