General Car Care
General Car Care
Daily inspections are simple inspection chores. Make it a rule to perform them before starting the day's operations or before a long journey in order to prevent trouble and to keep your car in good running condition.
- Check radiator
- Check engine oil level, automatic transmission oil level, brake fluid, windshield water reservoir water and the battery indicator condition.
- Check fuel quantity
- Check tyres (& Spare tyre) for correct inflation, wear & damage
- Check fuel, oil, fluid & water for leaks
- Check rear view mirrors
- Check clutch & brake pedal for free travel and operation
- Check parking brake, steering wheel, lamps, horn and all instruments for proper operation
- Check clutch fluid pedal. (Hydraulic clutch system only)
The best way to preserve your vehicle's finish and to aid in avoiding rust is to keep the vehicle clean by washing frequently. Wash your vehicle only with lukewarm or cold water. Any cleaning agents used should be washed off promptly and not allowed to dry on the finished surfaces.
Foreign Material Deposits
Calcium Chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys and other foreign matter may damage the finish if left on the painted surfaces. Prompt washing may not completely remove all these deposits. additional cleaners may be required. When using chemical cleaners developed for this purpose, make sure they are safe for use on painted or polished surfaces.
Corrosive materials used for ice and snow melting and dust control can collect on underbody surfaces. If these materials are not removed, accelerated rusting can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor plan and exhaust system. It is recommended when the winter season is over, to thoroughly flush these materials from the underbody with plain water. Take care to clean well any area where mud and other debris collect.
Any stone chips, fractures or deep scratches in the finish should be repaired promptly. Bare metals will corrode quickly and can develop into major repair expense. Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with touch-up materials available from your selling Dealer.
If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, be sure the body shop applies anti-corrosion materials to the repaired or replaced parts and adjacent areas.