The Alfa Romeo Giulietta (Type 940) is a good looking, Golf sized 5-door hatchback. Clever Alfa Romeo styling makes the car look like a 2 door. Many other makers have tried this trick but usually fail. Production started near the end of 2009 and the model was introduced at the March 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The Giulietta placed second in the 2011 European Car of the Year awards.
The Giulietta was offered with a wide range of engines. The car we worked on has the very impressive 1.4 TB 170 engine. I’ve seen this described as the “thinking man’s” choice somewhere. It has an excellent combination of performance and economy and is much more fun to drive than the diesel models.
The top of the range was the Giulietta QV – Quadrifoglio Verde, featuring a turbo charged version of the Pratola Serra engine.
Anyway down to business – this Alfa is in to apply Lanoguard Rust Proofing treatment. Find out more about Lanoguard here.
Lanoguard is one of the best ways to protect your investment – with new cars getting increasingly strangled by regulations and more boring and ugly – it makes sense to keep your current car as long as possible. Protect your investment with Lanoguard!
Step 1- make a cup of tea
Modern cars have liners in the wheel arch. The aim is to prevent mud, grit and salt collecting on the steel underneath. Unfortunately as we shall soon see, gremlins often lurk beneath. There is no service requirement to remove these and usually by the time you realise you have a problem you have a big hole on the body. This is why it is vital to catch corrosion before it takes a hold.
So there you have it – what’s involved in treating a 2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta – just 12 years old which on the face of it had very little wrong with it – but remove those arch liners and a different story unfolds.
If this hasn’t convinced you to book your car in for a Lanoguard treatment, take a look at this rather less fortunate 2009 Honda FRV – this is the area by the rear wheel hidden by the arch liner. This car was scrapped as a result.