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 |  Jul 02 2013, 11:31 AM

Buying used?


Drivers-Hood-OpenYou have to be careful when buying a used car. Things aren’t always as good as they seem, so it’s always recommended to get a mechanic to inspect the pre-owned car you’re hoping to buy.

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 |  Jun 04 2010, 1:46 PM

Now that the warmer weather is here, it’s time to shake off the dirt and grime of winter and let your car shine. And just like a bikini wax, there’s nothing like a good wax to make your vehicle look its best.

Depending on what type of wax you use, it can be done on a regular basis (check the instructions for specific details).  We’ve put together a few handy tips that will have you waxing like a pro. But please only try these on your car – we don’t want to hear your personal grooming horror stories.

  1. Park your car in a shady spot or during the early morning or evening, when it’s not too hot or cold out.
  2. Give your car a good scrub and dry it off before you break out the wax.
  3. Read the label. Some waxes may contain abrasives that can scratch clear-coat and lacquer finishes, and dull dark-colored paint jobs. When shopping for a wax, go with a nonabrasive one.
  4. Take a damp wax sponge and dip it into the car wax – just a dab will do. Just like in “Karate Kid,” rub the wax in small circles while making sure not to get any into the seams and jambs.
  5. Don’t take on too much at once. Take it small section until you cover the car’s surface. Once you’ve finished, the wax will be ready to be taken off.
  6. To take it off, use a soft terry cloth towel to wipe off the wax, from the starting point of where you first put it on.
  7. Get into your work, lean down close to your car to make sure you didn’t miss any sports. Then, polish the entire car with a cloth diaper or cheesecloth.
  8. It’s important to wash the used towels, cloths and pads. Use liquid fabric softener to keep them from scratching your car the next time you wax.

[Photo Credit: Zazzle.ca]