Showing posts with label undercoating. Show all posts
Showing posts with label undercoating. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How To Keep Your Vehicle Looking Brand New

There are numerous preventative measures you can take to be sure your vehicle is protected throughout the seasons. These become especially useful as winter arrives and your vehicle is exposed to road salts and other harmful elements. Here are some things you can do to prevent rust and corrosion from deteriorating your vehicle.

1. Rust Proofing

Rust proofing, if done every year, can add years to your vehicle's life by preventing the start of rust from ever forming. This is especially useful to new vehicle owners, or those who've had their vehicles repainted. 
Rust Proofing | Auto Truck Depot
Rust proofing is done with a light liquid, pressurized spray that is designed to stop rust from forming. The spray is applied to inside body sections and hidden areas of your vehicle, such as joints, fold, seams and spot welds. These areas are highly vulnerable to rust formation, and rust proofing prevents it from starting.

2. Undercoating 

Another highly vulnerable area for rust formation on your vehicle is the undercarriage. The undercarriage of your vehicle is routinely exposed to gravel, salt, rocks and other road debris that will cause harsh damage if left unprotected. 
Undercoating | Auto Truck Depot
Undercoating is a rubber and petroleum based product that's applied to the undercarriage and wheel wells of your vehicle. There are 3 components that make up undercoating.
  • Latex Rubber - this lets the coating move and expand to adjust to changing temperatures
  • Plastic Resin - this increases the durability and lifespan of the product
  • Tar - provides sealed protection against moisture, salt and other debris that has a potential to cause rust. This also makes your ride smoother by creating a barrier against rocks and road noise
Undercoating will ultimately increase increase the life of your vehicle while simultaneously making your ride smoother and more comfortable. This treatment only needs to be done once, because undercoating is guaranteed for the life of your vehicle.

3. 3M Paint Protection

We've covered how to protect the hidden areas of your vehicle, such as seams, welds and the undercarriage. The next step is protecting the paint and outer surfaces of your vehicle with 3M paint protection
A clear film is carefully applied to the vehicle's surface, including challenging grill work, wheel openings, bumpers and other areas that require extra safeguard.
  • Provides a clear, virtually invisible urethane protective coating
  • Shields against stones, sand, bugs and road debris
  • Boosts vehicle trade in value
  • Lifetime guarantee for as long as you own your vehicle
The film is virtually invisible and acts as a shield against moisture and other debris to help keep your vehicle looking new for years to come. 

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Friday, October 6, 2017

Professional Auto Detailing from Auto Truck Depot

As well as being a primary retail outlet for automotive parts and accessories in Canada, Auto Truck Depot is also a convenient location for protective services and vehicle treatments such as professional detailing.
Auto Truck Depot provides full interior and exterior automotive detailing to enhance and protect your vehicle. Our full service includes a cleaning and polishing inside and out to leave your vehicle looking flawless. We provide a full cleaning of windows, dash, vents, console; vacuuming and shampoo of upholstery and carpets, and full waxing of all painted surfaces. We will clean your engine, clean and wax your wheels, polish all chrome surfaces, and leave your vehicle looking showroom new.
Automotive Detailing | Auto Truck Depot


  • Hand wash exterior
  • Full exterior waxing
  • Vacuum carpets, mats, seats and trunk
  • Detail dash, door panels, rockers and console
  • Clean windows
  • Shine tires
  • Air freshener


  • Hand wash exterior
  • Pressure wash door jams, fender wells and floor mats
  • Degrease engine, wheels and tires
  • Vacuum complete interior and trunk
  • Shampoo carpets and seats
  • Detail dash, console, door panels, glove box, rocker panels and weather moldings
  • Clean windows
  • Full hand wax and tire shine
  • Air freshener


  • Hand wash exterior
  • Pressure wash door jams, fender wells and floor mats
  • Degrease engine, wheels and tires
  • Vacuum complete interior and trunk
  • Shampoo all carpets, seats and trunk
  • Detail dash, console, door panels, glove box, rocker panels and weather moldings
  • Treat all leather and weather moldings
  • Scotch guard seats
  • Polish, hand wax and chrome wheels and bumpers
  • Tire treatment
  • Complete vacuum
  • Clean windows
  • Full hand wax and tire shine
  • Air freshener
Take a look at some of our other automotive protection and care services such as 3M Paint ProtectionWindow Tinting and Undercoating.

If you have any questions, or wish to book and appointment, you can get a hold of us at:

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Monday, September 18, 2017

Salt and Snow: How to Protect Your Vehicle from Winter's Harshest Elements

As the seasons change and the temperature drops, you're going to want to make sure your investment is protected. Auto Truck Depot offers a wide range of services to help you prepare your vehicle for the harsh weather to come.
Lets begin with vehicle care. As roads begin to freeze, road salts are spread to help you keep traction while you drive, a necessary part of a Canadian winter. Road salts and other pollutants will make their way into vulnerable areas of your vehicle, such as spot welds and joints. Not only will this cause rust to form, but it can even weaken the structural integrity of your frame, steering, and suspension of your vehicle over time. This can, however, be prevented with products such as Rust Check from Auto Truck Depot.

Rust Check

Rust Check is a light liquid, pressurized spray that has been designed to stop rust from forming. The spray is applied inside body sections and hidden areas such as joints, folds, seams, and spot welds. These areas are highly vulnerable to rust formation, and places where rust will begin to spread. Rust Check penetrates deeply into these areas to provide protection against moisture and other unavoidable contaminants that will result in rust formation.
Rust Check Treatment from Auto Truck Depot, Calgary, AB
Rust Check is designed to displace moisture with highly effective corrosion inhibitors. Corrosion inhibitors form an absorbed, bonded layer over the metal surfaces of your vehicle to shield them and prevent moisture from ever touching the surface. Corrosion won't occur if moisture can't make contact with the metal.


Undercoating is another preventative method that protects the undercarriage and wheel wells of your vehicle from gravel, road salts, rocks, and other road debris that will cause rust and harsh damage.
Undercoating from Auto Truck Depot in Calgary, AB
Undercoating is applied to the undercarriage and wheel wells of your vehicle to provide full underside protection against harmful elements. As well as providing a seal against moisture, salt, rocks, and other debris, the rubberized compound absorbs the impact, which not only provides additional protection to your vehicle, but also provides a sound barrier to reduce road noises and vibrations. Undercoating extends the life of your vehicle and increases the trade-in value.

Bug Deflectors

Form Fit Hood Protector on 2015 Ford F150
Adding a Bug Deflector or Hood Protector to your vehicle is an easy and cost effective method to protect the windshield and front end of your vehicle. Products like Form Fit Hood Protectors are custom designed for every vehicle application to ensure a perfect fit. These products add a sleek aesthetic to any vehicle while adding protection to your vehicles front end. They are easy to install and will help your vehicle last through winter.


A battery charger is something worth owning if you plan to make it through a harsh Canadian weather. You'll never have to mess around with jumper cables or ask for a boost again. 
Layering up to start your vehicle is another common pain that winter brings, but this can be prevented with an automatic car starter. Press start and your vehicle will be warm and ready for you to leave. Auto Truck Depot provides car starters and installations so you can enjoy your winter a little more.
If you are really searching for luxury, heated seats might be another option for you. Get seat heaters installed in your vehicle from Auto Truck Depot so you can sink into a warm heated seat on a cold day.

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Winterize Your Vehicle at Auto Truck Depot

Winter is a word that many of us in Canada don't like to use. This could be for a variety of reasons, whether it's an aversion to the difficult  climate that comes with it or simply the lack of warm, sunny days. But winter isn't the end, my friends! We are Canadians, and what do we do in the face of cold, snow, and adversity? We bundle up, pad our gear, and truck on nonetheless! Don't let winter slow you, or your vehicle! Bring your truck, car, or van in to Auto Truck Depot and we will get you set to ensure that the winter conditions don't inhibit or damage it. We may be a couple months away, but it's never too late to get your truck in order.
Undercoating is just one of many options that the Auto Truck Depot offers to keep your vehicle in tip top shape. Salt is great for keeping ice off the roads and preventing slippery conditions, but when you're cruising at highway speeds that salt is flung up into the underside of your vehicle.
There's a lot of important stuff down there, like your muffler, oil pan, exhaust, and countless other pieces of metal that make your vehicle run smoothly. A buildup of salt is bad enough, but when mixed with water it provides the perfect breeding ground for colonies of rust. Our professionals will apply undercoating to protect your vehicle's guts not just from rust, but also guard against impacts from rocks and other road debris to prevent cracking and other damage. Not only that, but undercoating will even dampen vibrations and travel noise! For more details, check out the link above.
It isn't just your vehicle's underbelly that is subject to rust. Until we stop building our vehicles with steel, the majority of their components can rust. On the surface, rust can be an annoyance, damaging your vehicle's paint and panels and leaving it looking old and worn. But that's not the worst scenario. Deep inside the crevices of your truck, there are hundreds upon hundreds of spot welds, joints, elbows, and other vulnerable locations. Salt and moisture build up in out of sight places is often overlooked and is nearly impossible to clean. The result? Patches of rust forming on the chassis of your vehicle, on support columns, sway bars, axles, and countless other places. If left unchecked, these rust patches can severely damage the steel and affect the structural integrity of your vehicle. Our professionals will apply Rust Check to help stop the formation of rust, and even remove some of it! Check out our services page to find out more!
We also perform the highly precise task of applying paint protection film on your vehicle. This film not only helps seal out moisture to aide rustproofing agents, it also protects your paint from rocks, bugs, and other road debris that could cause chips and peeling paint.
A dirty vehicle interior can not only be gross and annoying, it can also present health hazards. Buildup of insects, eggs, dust, dirt, and other materials that may have been dragged in by your boots and clothes can lead to colds, allergy problems, and many other inconveniences. Besides, who wants to sit for hours in a dirty car? Don't wait for spring cleaning, bring your vehicle in to Auto Truck Depot for our professional detailing, and we will ensure that when you're sitting in your car keeping warm this winter, you'll be comfortable.
We offer a wide variety of interior cleaning services and packages, including leather and fabric protection to prevent stains and make cleanup easier, and various interior and exterior detailing packages. Check them out and make sure your vehicle is ready for the upcoming winter months!

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Happy Mother's Day from Auto Truck Depot

On Sunday, one of the most important days of the year comes around. It's so important because without our mothers, none of us would be where we are today. She was one of the people who helped raise you and make you who you are today.

So remember, this Mother's Day make sure you thank her, show her how much you appreciate her because without her sacrifices and hard work, you wouldn't be here. And we know that there are all kinds of different mothers out there, from the stay-at-home mom to adventurous outdoorswomen. So if you're still trying to find a great gift for your mother this year, come to Auto Truck Depot, and help your mom let out her inner adventurer.

Running Boards

Running Boards are sure to add class and style to any vehicle, from an SUV to a pickup truck. Among the most popular are the Aries AdvantEdge, a running board whose unique eight sided design offers a combination of rugged style and aerodynamic looks. Give your mom the gift of style this year, and improve her truck or SUV's look with running boards.

Seat Protectors

Does your mother spend a lot of time out of doors? Nothing would mean more than for you to organize some mother-child time adventuring in nature. Go for a hike, or a bike, or take the ATVs out for a spin. Then surprise her with brand new Aries Seat Defenders when you get back to the vehicle covered in muck. Made from high quality materials with a double sided design, she'll never have to worry about wrecking her vehicle's seats again.

Auto Care Services

Auto Truck Depot offer a range of vehicle care services including professional Rust Proofing and Undercoating application, 3M Paint Protection Film, and multiple levels of Auto Detailing. These services are often overlooked by people. Treat your mom to a clean, well protected car!

If you want to make sure you mother gets the perfect gift, try an Auto Truck Depot Gift Card! For more information on these and other products, or to book a service appointment, contact us at:

Auto Truck Depot

107, 42 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Toll Free: 1-855-253-4330

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Undercoating: An Auto Care Service You Can’t Live Without

Auto Truck Depot is proud to offer its clients may different types of auto care service to keep their vehicles up and running and looking their best! One of the best services offered through this fine company is undercoating, which can greatly prolong the life and look of your vehicle. This process keeps rust—which has the power to eat through the metal of your vehicle—at bay, allowing your automobile to work and look great for many years to come. The process involves the professional application of a sealant that keeps the debris and moisture that causes rust from seeping in. The finishes of your automobile’s metal parts are thus fully protected, no matter how many times you wash your automobile, or how much rough terrain you take it over.

You might think that this auto care service would cost a fortune, but that’s actually not the case at all. Most applications will cost under $200, and what’s more, you’ll get a lifetime guarantee that you can count on. If the process doesn’t work for your vehicle or if the results aren’t what you were hoping for, you simply let the company know, and they’ll take care of the rest for you. This would never happen though, because this service is proven to work and guaranteed to be completed correctly by the experienced professionals employed by Auto Truck Depot. So, take your vehicle in and get it protected today! Then, you can drive in style for many years to come, without constantly having to worry about what kind of damage you’re doing to your automobile.

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