car maintenance

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What you need: Vacuum (usually shop vacuums are the best for this type of work) Carpet shampoo Damp towel Damp sponge Window cleaner Paper towels Vinyl protectant Rag Remove all the floor mats, and shake them outside of the car to remove any dirt. Vacuum the seats, behind, and underneath. Make sure to get the crevices where the dirt sticks into. Vacuum the floor. (...)
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What you need: 4 Jack stands Wrench Use a wrench to loosen the lug nuts of the tire on all four tires of the car. Loosen a little bit; do not remove the lug nuts. Jack up the car by using for jack stands. Remove the lug nuts in a star pattern from the right side of the car (front and rear tire). Put the front tire on the back and the back tire on the front. Screw back on the lug nuts in (...)
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What you need: Rubber gloves (if necessary) Paper towels Ammonia Bucket 2 Sponges or washcloths Towel Remove all of the vomit, using a rubber glove (if necessary) and paper towels. Open all of the car doors while you clean to let the vomit and ammonia smell leave the inside of the car. Mix a quarter of a cup of ammonia and a cup of warm water into a bucket. Take a sponge or (...)
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What you need: · Entire windshield wiper blades (to find out what is the correct replacement look in your owners manual. You can buy these blades in any auto part store.) · Flathead screwdriver may be required. Remember to buy the entire blade not just the rubber insert. Look at your windshield wiper and find in the replacement package for the attachment that matches it. Read the directions on the package to see how you connect (...)
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Things that you will need: Wheel cleaners Bucket Hose with spray nozzle Clean rag Brush Dry towel First fill cleaning bucket with water and add cleaning agent that you are going to use (read directions for amount to use). Spray rim/tires in a circular motion with hose and make sure they are completely wet. Make sure cleaning rag is thoroughly soapy and begin washing tire at the top (...)
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Leather interior is not only can add a luxurious look to any car, but also feels great too the touch. The negative to leather interior is that it can get dirty easily. Leaving the dirt to long on the leather can stain it. So it is important to always clean your leather often to keep it looking clean.

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Window: If the sticker is on a window, you can easily take it off by using a razor blade. Place the razor blade at a 90 degree angle from the window, and using medium pressure scrape off the sticker. Bumper: Try pulling off the sticker first. Don’t force it if you see it is not coming completely off. I have heard a few ways to remove stickers on cars. The first is by using a blow dryer to heat up the glue. The glue will become soft and the bumper (...)
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Buy an odor eliminating shampoo that could be found in any hardware store. Using the shampoo, and following the directions listed on it clean the carpets, floor mats, and anything that is made of cloth. Put a dime size amount of shampoo on a damp sponge and clean any surface that is washable, such as plastic. Work the shampoo in and then wipe the area down with a clean damp sponge. Using a glass cleaner clean all windows. If you have tinted windows, (...)
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You must remember three basic rules when washing your car:

· Never wash or detail your car in direct heavy sunlight.

· Never wash or detail your car in extremely cold weather, if you have to, do it in the garage (the goal is to wash the car in a somewhat heated place).

· Do not wash your car after you have driven it. Do the hand test, by placing your hand on the hood to feel if there is any heat, to test if the car has cooled.


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