• Rusty cars compromise crash safety

    Rust is never a good thing on a car. Though many simply see rust as a cosmetic issue or an eyesore, the problems go much deeper. Swedish insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund published a video showing how much rust compromises a car's crashworthiness. The subject vehicle is a first-generation Mazda 6, a car that is known to rust out in salty road conditions. When crashed, the 6 shows numerous signs that rust has hurt its crashworthiness. Specifically, the chassis rail separates from the floor, the footwell ruptures, and the sill gives out...

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