Vehicle Corrosion Protection Williston ND

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The Auto Shoppe, Inc.
(701) 572-0193, 001-2004
612 2nd Street East
Williston, ND
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Ryan Motors
(701) 577-1111
1212 2nd Street West
Williston, ND
Services
Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Napa Auto Parts
(701) 577-2900
1915 2nd Ave W
Williston, ND
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

OK Tire Store Williston
(701) 774-0233
5010 138th Avenue Northwest
Williston, ND
Services
Alignment Repair

Hamers Auto Service
(701) 572-4164
4212 2nd Avenue West
Williston, ND
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Williston Tire Center
(701) 572-6167
1909 2nd Avenue West
Williston, ND
Services
Alignment Repair

Bee Line Service CO
(701) 572-6941
224 2nd Street West
Williston, ND
Services
Alignment Repair,Engine Repair

Camper Dans RV Repair
(701) 572-6985
6604 2nd Avenue West
Williston, ND
Services
Trailer Repair,Truck Parts

Five Star Cleaning Restoration
(701) 572-0097
1225 Main Street
Williston, ND
Services
Interior Cleaning

Carquest Auto Parts
(701) 572-2167
1300 2nd Ave W
Williston, ND
Services
Auto Parts

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Corrosion protection

Across the broad spectrum of maintenance issues facing fleets, vehicle corrosion is one of the more bothersome, requiring persistent effort and a considerable amount of money to control and correct.

Corrosion is a catchall term that covers a range of problems, including rust, tarnish, pitting, chalking and scaling. Technically, corrosion is decay resulting from a chemical or electromagnetic reaction between a metal and its environment. The process cannot be eliminated, but it can be minimized with proper equipment spec’ing and preventative maintenance practices.

The biggest contributors to corrosion are the three varieties of chloride commonly used to deice roads. Sodium chloride (salt), the original melting agent, was first tried during the 1930s, and it became the treatment of choice for highway crews within a decade. In the mid ‘90s, however, snow-belt states were looking for environmentally friendlier—and cheaper —alternatives, and they started switching to calcium chloride and magnesium chloride after early studies indicated that the pair was less harmful to roadside vegetation, offered better low-temperature performance and extended longevity on road surfaces. The popularity of these newcomers grew quickly, and they’re now the standard deicing agents where such products are needed. Unfortunately, as truckers learned soon after the products’ introduction, they are as brutal on trucks and trailers as they are on ice and snow.

Complaints about the corrosive effects of the newer chloride treatments have flooded state and local departments of transportation almost from the start. Stories of widespread and unprecedented trouble abound: Chrome and painted surfaces are stained; aluminum is pitted, electrical wiring and fixtures dissolve; and large structural bolts and braces crumble.

Various agencies and organizations have worked hard during the past decade to combat the issue. In 1999, the Colorado Department of Transportation commissioned one of the first in-depth studies, which was conducted by the University of Colorado at Boulder and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Foundation. Since then, the ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council has focused a great deal of attention on the matter, setting up a study group, aptly titled the Corrosion Abatement Task Force, to come up with solutions.

Manufacturers are also active on this front, working individually and in concert with industry associations to develop new corrosion-resistant products and testing procedures. Results of these efforts include (in alphabetical order):

Alcoa Wheel Products —The company’s Dura-Bright wheels, introduced in 1999, were updated with “XBR technology” in 2006. According to company information, these wheels are more corrosion resistant than their standard-issue counterparts because the surface is sealed, preventing the introduction of outside contaminants. Better yet,...

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