So I dug out my new auto ramps, ramped up the Accent and successfully tried to zip-tie up a slightly damaged splash guard under the engine.
I also looked for rust (I get an undercoating every year) and found a little surface rust on the four corners within the wheelbase, mostly at the ends of the rocker panels. Thinking I will try and get it all sorted this week or next to keep Humdrum going and rust free for awhile longer! For a 8 year old car with 140,000kms living in the Atlantic Canadian rust belt of winter saltiness, I’m pleasantly surprised how clean it is down there. If these relatively small surface rust spots are all I have to worry about right now, I’m glad!
I checked the driver’s side front edge of the rocker panel, but all looks pretty clean there - no rust that I can see!