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If you’re thinking about adding a set of running boards or nerf bars to your truck or SUV, you’ve probably considered several factors such as size, shape, and weight capacity. Another factor many of our customers ask about is rust. Whether it’s corrosion on the board or bar itself or the potential to cause rust on a vehicle, learning which boards and bars are the most rust-resistant is an important step in choosing the best product for your vehicle, especially if you live in area where sea air or road salt come into play. In this guide, we show you which boards and bars boast the best corrosion resistance and how to keep rust at bay.
Do Running Boards and Nerf Bars Cause Rust?
Most running boards and nerf bars don’t require any drilling to install, so they don’t cause your vehicle to be more susceptible to rust. While some applications do require minor drilling, it’s usually on the inward-facing portion of the rocker panel, so you won’t have to drill through paint and expose your vehicle to corrosive elements. The bottom line is that adding running boards or nerf bars to your truck won’t cause your vehicle to rust more easily.