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Failed NCT on rust

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Hi,

My 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer has failed the NCT for rust on the sills. I have spoken to a few mechanics
who have all told me that it is not worth fixing, but I don’t want to scrap my car as it has served me
well over the 10 years that I have owned it, and it has never needed any major work before now.

Am I mad to be considering repairing it, or should I just let it go and buy a newer car.

Thanks in advance

Julie

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Asked on October 2, 2022 11:09 am
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Hi Julie,

Firstly, you are not “mad” to be considering repairing the car, repairing old cars is practicing sustainability, and the more use we get out of any product, is good for the environment.

Rust can often be a killer of older cars as it can be expensive and awkward to repair, so it all depends on how far the rust has gotten into your car.

This is probably not a repair for a mechanic though, so I would recommend that you take your car to a bodyshop who would be better positioned to carry out this type of work. Local and backstreet bodyshops can be quite good value and are sometimes the last saving grace of our older cars when the rust mites get their teeth into them.

Hope you find someone who can help.

Regards

Brian

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Answered on October 2, 2022 11:38 am
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