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    Rusty Hubs

    Hi all, What's the script on getting these replaced through warranty, as mine are really bad and the car is only 8 months old.
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    How bad is 'really bad'? Photo? Hubs will corrode and rust at some point, but the use of cheap acidic wheel cleaners will speed up the process considerably. I would expect it to take a few years to get 'really bad' though....
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    Is it the Scottish air or something, as I've seen some terrible rust on the whole underside & body panels from an A3 that came from Scotland & few others, whereas never seen any A3's with any such rust or on such a dramatic scale in other areas of the country, is it road salt etc for winter?

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    Suppose my really bad is different from some other folk as am very anal when it comes to things like that. I don't think it's the scottish air as other cars I have owned before never rusted this quickly. As for road salt I wash as soon as it permits to get it all off where possible. Might have a run to the dealers see what they think.

 

 

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