Correct as at 17th September 2021. It may be superseded at any time.

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44 Rust prevention or under-sealing on late model cars from the UK

Vehicle inpection requirements manuals reference
Background

In the UK, roads are salted during the winter to reduce freezing. This causes vehicles to prematurely rust. Because of this, some new vehicle dealers will apply an extra coat of under-sealing prior to sale of a vehicle to protect the vehicle from corrosion.

Application

You do not have to refer to a specialist repair certifier a vehicle that has under-seal applied so long as:

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