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A N D M A I N T E N A N C E
CAR CARE
-egular and careful care helps to main-
tain the value of the vehicle.
:
jrthermore it can be one of the stipu-
ations for the upholding of warranty
: aims should corrosion damage and
:aint
defects occur.
E.
r
ery V.A.G workshop carries stocks of
citable car care materials. The instruc-
I ons for use on the container should be
*:Ilowed.
Caution
These materials can be injurious to
-ealth if misused and should be kept
out of reach of children.
Washing
The best protection against environmen-
tal influences is frequent washing and
waxing.
After the period when salt is put on the
roads, the underside of the vehicle
should always be washed thoroughly.
The longer salt, road dust, industrial
grime, insects and bird droppings etc.
are left on the paintwork the more da-
mage they are liable to do to the finish.
When the load compartment has been
cleaned, the sliding door hinges or the
side board hinges must be regreased.
When vehicle is washed with a hose, do
not point the jet of water directly at the
lock cylinders - otherwise they will freeze
up in winter.
Tar spots, traces of oil, industrial griime,
insects, etc. cannot always be removed
by washing. As they damage the paint if
left on too long they should be removed
as soon as possible with a suitable pre-
paration.
Waxing
Wax as often as possible. This will pre-
vent dirt from sticking to the paint and
industrial grime from penetrating into the
paint.
Polishing
Should only be done if paint has lost its
shine and gloss cannot be brought back
with wax. If the polish used does not
contain preservative compounds, the
paint must be waxed afterwards.
Matt painted and plastic parts should
not be treated with wax or polish.
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