This chapter focused on: Automotive Finishes; Exterior Car and Cleaning; Interior Care and Cleaning; Engine Compartment Cleaning; Finish Repair; and, Forgotten Part Lubrication.
Automotive Care Sites
- Armor All Products
- Dupli-Color Automotive Paints
- Radiator Specialty Company – Gunk
- Microfinish LLC
- Mothers Polishes-Waxes-Cleaners
- Nu Finish
- Turtle Wax Inc.
Keeping a vehicle clean is not difficult; it just takes a little time. Washing, waxing, and vacuuming will make your vehicle worth more and make it more appealing to drive and own. Finishes on vehicles have changed over time from basecoats to basecoat/clearcoats. Clearcoats add a deeper shine and a more durable finish. By spending a little extra time on paint repair and forgotten part lubrication you can keep your vehicle looking good and functioning properly. Most importantly control the environmental impact by selecting biodegradable cleaners and learning local laws regarding washing cars at home.
Activities and Study Questions
Activities and study questions can be completed in the Auto Upkeep Workbook.
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