I’d like the opinion of the community, particularly mechanics and restorers. I own a 2007 Toyota Highlander that I keep in very good operating condition. It is a vehicle I love and I’d like to keep it for up to five more years. It has 111,000 miles and no rust underneath in the subframes or unit-body panels, nor any on the body panels or around the common areas one might find rust.
This image shows the only spot. Both Shock tower mounts under the hood have what I think is surface rust. This is a New England car, so salt is a daily thing. What do you think? No bid deal, or something I should address, and if so, suggestions. I think that the brace has a rubber part inside and that it allows for a bit of flex, so I hesitate to hit it with WD-40 or Rustoleum. At least without the group’s collective wisdom first. Thanks.