My car roof is rusting extensively along the windshield edge. I don't know if I can get it fixed anymore as it has gotten bad rather quickly. What are my options? More inside
Calling all car experts:
I have an '08 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I am getting a lot of rust along the edge of the roof (photo
) where it meets the windshield. I'm worried that it's too far gone to repair. Is it? A couple body shops said they don't even do rust, and they wanted to replace the entire roof (which could cost upwards of $2,000-2,500). I believe it to be from the salt water from my surfboard :( Lesson learned.
It is not under warranty.
What are my options here? Anyone have experience with this sort of problem?
As an aside:
I'm almost done with car payments - I owe about 1,800 and it will be paid off in January at the current rate I'm going.
The Kelley Blue Book value is 11,000 - 13,000.
It's a gas guzzler, and I tend to drive a LOT. My gas totaled about $450 last month, which is absurd. I was wondering about just trading it in for a hybrid type car.
Do a quick fix and trade it in for a better fuel economy car? Just replace the roof and be glad I don't have car payments anymore?