Corrosion Protection
Fighting rust is a must. Despite advances in auto manufacturing, you need corrosion protection that goes beyond the manufacturer's limited rust warranty. Tricare offers the most advanced corrosion protection available through the TC-3000 electromagnetic rust inhibitor.

How does electromagnetic corrosion protection work?
When installed by your dealer, our modules send a patented pulse-wave signal across your entire vehicle, protecting all sheet metal surfaces of your vehicle inside and outside. Tricare electromagnetic corrosion control modules provide unmatched performance, and are proven to reduce the rate of corrosion on automotive sheet metal panels by up to 99.7%. Our patented protection also features:

  • Total perforation protection, even when caused by stone chips and scratches.
  • Patented pulse-wave signal is harmless to you and your vehicle.
  • An environmentally friendly alternative to chemical sprays.
  • One-time installation. No inspections or reapplications required.
  • Transfers easily to your next vehicle.
  • The best corrosion warranty in the industry.
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    Warranty Guarantee

    We're so confident of the effectiveness of our modules that we back them with the best warranty in the industry on vehicles up to 7 model years old and newer. Ask your dealer for more details regarding qualifications, conditions, requirements, and pre-owned vehicle coverage.

    Will the electromagnetic corrosion module drain my car battery?
    The module does not drain your vehicle battery. It only draws 1/3 of 1 milliamp to power the technology, which is 75 times less power than any other module on the market.

    Can I transfer the electromagnetic corrosion module to my next vehicle?
    That depends on your contract. If your warranty contract has a Transfer Section then it is at the written discretion of the Warranty Centre. Please contact our warranty administrator by phone, at 1-800-952-9058 or email, at

    Has the electromagnetic corrosion protection technology been tested by independent, non-biased agencies or organizations?
    Yes, in 2002 and again in 2004, the electromagnetic corrosion protection module underwent extensive additional testing at the request of the Canadian government. Tests reveal a 98% to 99.7% reduction in corrosion on automotive sheet metal panels.

    Why should I choose Electromagnetic corrosion protection over traditional rust sprays?
    The electromagnetic corrosion module covers areas of your vehicle that traditional chemical sprays do not, including the roof, window line, and seams of your vehicle. The electromagnetic corrosion module means you never have to spray again. Sprays may contain harmful petroleum products with adverse effects for the environment, and most chemical sprays must be re-applied annually.

    My car already has some rust will the electromagnetic corrosion module help?
    The electromagnetic corrosion protection module will slow down the process of corrosion, even if there is rust present before installation. The module is proven effective in achieving up to a 99.7% reduction in corrosion on automotive sheet metal panels.

    It's like no other
    Our patented electronic corrosion protection module uses state-of-the-art technology to extend the life of any vehicle. It reduces the rate of corrosion on galvanized and galvannealed steel by up to a factor of 100 on automotive sheet metal panels. In other words, it will take up to 100 times longer to create the same amount of rust with EICCT than it would without it.

    Smithers' Scientific Services Humidity Test

  • Independent Laboratory located in Akron, Ohio
  • Testing conducted in 1997 on BodyGard module (rebranded Final Coat in 2004)
  • Type of Test: Humidity Test
    Test Panel Size: 2 sections (7 feet x 15 inches) connected by grounding strap
    Test Results: "Substantially reduced the corrosion rate"

    Test Methodology

  • Test conformed with ASTM Standard D1654
  • Four separate automotive sheet metal panels, each measuring 7 feet x 15 inches
  • Each panel scribed to bare metal
  • One panel connected, other three not connected
  • 35 days (800 hours) of exposure in corrosion chamber
  • Conclusion

  • "Test panels showed a marked degree of severe corrosion and rusting"
  • "Scribes protected by BodyGard system were nearly corrosion free"
  • "The BodyGard system appeared to afford substantially more corrosion"
  • Test repeated two more times with consistent results
  • Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada

  • Independent laboratory located in Toronto
  • In business of testing for over 80 years
  • Conducted in accordance with ASTM Standard D1654

  • Test conducted: 2001
    Type of Test: Salt Spray Test performed to ASTM D1654-92 Standards (Test Method for Evaluation of Painted or Coated Specimens Subject to Corrosive Environments)
    Test Panel Size: Four panels each measuring 4 feet by 4 feet were grounded together giving a test surface area equal to 128 square feet. All panels were scribed.

    Single Panel Test

  • Two painted galvanized automotive sheet metal panels measuring 4 feet x 4 feet
  • Panels prepared in accordance with DCX specifications
  • Scribed to expose bare metal
  • One panel connected to Module
  • Placed in heated salt spray chamber for 1000 hours (40 days)
  • Conclusion on Single Panel Test

  • Unprotected panel “showed corrosion and rust damage”
  • Panel connected to Module “showed no corrosion or rust”
  • Multiple Panel Test

  • Four panels each measuring 4 feet x 4 feet
  • Panels connected by conductive wire
  • Each panel scribed to bare metal
  • One panel connected to Module
  • Conclusion on Multiple Panel Test

  • “all panels showed no corrosion or rust”
  • Compared with unprotected panel that “showed corrosion and rust damage”
  • CCT Laboratories

  • Independent laboratory
  • Previously retained by Federal Trade Commission
  • Located in Dublin, Ohio
  • Employs 14 Doctorate level scientists and 35 engineers

  • Test conducted: 2002-03 for the Canadian government's Competition Bureau Type of Test: Salt spray over the scribed area only. Test was done to show the efficiency of the Final Coat Electronic Corrosion Module over a surface in the absence of an electrolyte (moisture) film and it’s ability to reduce the rate of corrosion. Test Panel Size: 4 feet x 3 feet

    Test Results: “The corrosion rate is reduced by 99.7% by the Module on the Test Panel compared with the Control Panel. Even if the difference in the corrosion potential is reduced to -0.100V, the ratio (CR) test/ (CR) control = 0.0204 and hence the corrosion ratio is reduced by 98%. To put these numbers in perspective, imagine that a system (automobile) fails by corrosion without the Module in a time of 1 year. If the Module is attached, the failure time would be 343 years if the potential is displaced by 150 mV in the negative direction, and 49 years if the potential was displaced by only 100mV. Such results are particularly significant when one considers that the average life of a vehicle is in the order of 10 years. Accordingly, these calculations demonstrate that the reduction in corrosion rate is substantial and that the Module is an effective corrosion control device.”

    Note:The corrosion potentials measured at the scribes on both panels were approximately the same until exposure times exceeded 60 hours. The potentials then diverged, with that for the test panel eventually becoming more negative than that for the control panel by about 150mV, indicating that an induction time exists for the Corrosion Module to exert corrosion control.

    Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory

  • Question arose in Canadian Competition Bureau hearing as to whether the induced current is uniformly distributed across the vehicle surface.
  • This issue was studied by Ohio State University’s Electrosciences Laboratory on an instrumented vehicle.
  • Current was found to be uniformly distributed across entire surface of vehicle.

  • Test conducted: 2004 for the Canadian government’s Competition Bureau
    Type of Test:Test was done to show the measurement of “surface current” generated by the Final Coat Electronic Corrosion Module on a typical automobile.
    Test Panel Size:1994 Buick Century Automobile.

    Test Results: “...we have reliably and demonstrably sensed surface current all over the surface of this test automobile.” Fifty-eight (58) points were measured on the vehicle, from the back to the front, and from the top to the bottom.

    Elite Electronic Engineering Inc.

  • Independent laboratory located near Chicago, Illinois

  • Test conducted: 2007
    Type of Test:RF Emissions Measurement. To determine if the module meets the conducted and radiated emissions requirements of the FCC “Code of Federal Regulations.”
    Test Results:The module “did fully meet the conducted radio interference requirements of Section 15.107 and the radiated interference requirements of Section 15.109 of the FCC "Code of Federal Regulations" Title 47, Part 15, Subpart B for Class B equipment.”

    Test conducted: 2007
    Type of Test:Electromagnetic Compatibility. To determine if the module compromises or interferes with automotive electrical systems.
    Test Results: The module was compliant with requirements in all tests performed. “Compliant = Meets the broadband and narrowband emissions requirements specified in the Commission Directive 2004/104/EC test specification.”