I have owned this rack for 10 years and for the past 5 it has not come of my car. I live in New Jersey so it goes through all of the seasons but I also kayak through all of them. Other racks from other companies I have owned rusted out or broke many times by now. I couldn't be happier with this rack. I have included a picture of the only damage 10 years has done but to me it's no problem.