Caring for the Car's Body

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Tips for Washing Your Car's Body

Cleaning your car efficiently saves you time and effort and ensures that the vehicle’s body comes out looking great. If you clean haphazardly, the task takes much longer, and you run the risk of scratching [more…]

Cleaning Car Windows, Mirrors, and Chrome

You can get your car windows crystal clear and your mirrors and chrome sparklingly reflective without a lot of extra hassle. Because they have characteristics that the rest of the car's body doesn't — [more…]

How to Clean and Repair Convertible Tops

A convertible is a joy to drive with the top down, but if you don’t take care of it properly, you may find yourself cold and wet when the time comes to put it back up. Proper care can protect and prolong [more…]

How to Wax Your Vehicle

Waxing a vehicle preserves that clean and shiny finish and seals its “pores” against dirt, water vapor, and rust. If water doesn’t bead on the surface of the vehicle when it rains or when you hose it down [more…]

How to Clean the Interior of an Automobile

Keeping your car’s interior clean is more than a matter of pride; dirt contains grit and chemicals that can eat away the surfaces of your car’s interior. Generally speaking, the same procedures and products [more…]

How to Protect Your Car from Rust

If you find some rust spots on your car, don’t panic. If the rust is underneath the vehicle, on the underside of the body or bumpers where it doesn’t show, or confined to very small areas that can be touched [more…]

How to Remove Small Dents and Dings from Your Automobile

Taking care of little dents and dings on a vehicle is a simple matter. This type of damage may not require much work at all, even on a car's aluminum and plastic parts. Here are some situations that you [more…]

How to Fill Small Dents and Holes in a Vehicle's Body

Many compounds are on the market for filling small holes, dents, and creases in the surface of your car. Most kits contain at least two substances: the filler and a hardener that you mix with the filler [more…]

How to Touch Up Your Car's Paint Job

Touching up a small scratch on your car with a little bottle of touch-up paint is easy. Before you start the job, mask the surrounding area well and use even, sweeping strokes to apply the paint. [more…]

How to Install or Repair Weatherstripping on an Automobile

Faulty or old weatherstripping should be replaced to prevent whistles and leaks inside your vehicle. If your car's interior or trunk gets wet when you wash the car or when it rains, use a garden hose to [more…]

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