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Car Care Canada Vehicle Appearance

Vehicle appearance article and related PDFs courtesy of Car Care Canada.  Copyright 2007.  All rights reserved.
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Accessories and Vehicle Enhancements

As they make the rounds to select their new vehicle, many shoppers recoil at the sticker prices.  With cars now averaging well above $25,000, some buyers reevaluate their needs and desires, reluctantly settling for the no-frills, “plain vanilla” model.

Spring car care should involve more than just a quick shampoo

Canada’s long, harsh winters not only add stress to our lives, but also to the systems that keep our vehicles safe and reliable and that means a spring makeover should include more than just cosmetics.

High Water Headaches

While your vehicle may not have been flooded or completely covered in water, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should not be concerned about water damage.  If you drove through high water, there’s a chance that you may have damaged your vehicle.  It all comes down to how much water the vehicle took in and where it reached.

Botox For Your Car?

Automotive upholstery and interior repair shops, known as trim shops, can fix a drooping headliner, replace worn carpeting, repair torn upholstery and replace a weathered convertible top.

Rust: A Nasty Four Letter Word

How to prevent rusting due to minor dings and scratches.

Your Car Looks Like New. What's Your Secret?

Tips on the latest techniques to help keep car looking new.

A Clean Car is Cool

An excellent car washing guide, which includes advice on a few commercial products that make the job easier.

"Bells & Whistles" Enhance

Considering the cost of trading in your vehicle vs. investing in enhancement accessories, the latter decision may be a “no brainier.”

Proper Washing and Waxing Add Value to Vehicle

More than one-third of car owners use damaging non-automotive products when washing their cars-products that could contain harmful detergents, abrasives and additives.  And almost half of motorists don't ever wax their vehicles.

Paint chips and nicks don't affect my warranty - reality or myth?

To keep your new vehicle paint and corrosion warranty valid, have dents, scratches and collision damaged panels inspected and repaired.  New cars have a minimum five-year rust perforation warranty.  Unprotected panels that cause rust will not be covered by the manufacturers warranty.

Can I wash my vehicle with mild dish soap?

More than one-third of car owners use damaging non-automotive products when washing their cars-products that could contain harmful detergents, abrasives or additives.

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