Comprehensive protection against corrosion in all relevant areas of the vehicle is a standard feature of Volkswagen models today. This ensures that structural rigidity remains constant throughout a vehicle’s operating life. As a result, it guarantees long-term value retention, meaning that the car has a high resale value, and saves money by increasing the car’s lifetime. The measures involved are comprehensive: as well as a galvanised body, the body cavities are protected by hot wax flooding; the body joints and the vehicle underfloor are also sealed. Plastic wheel arch elements provide protection against stone impact. High-quality primers and modern top coats also help to ensure protection against corrosion.