Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Repairing minor paint damage

Your authorized dealer has touch-up paint to match your vehicle’s color.

Take your color code (printed on a sticker in the driver’s door jamb) to an authorized dealer to make sure you get the correct color.

• Remove particles, such as bird droppings, tree sap, insect deposits, tar spots, road salt and industrial fallout, before repairing paint chips.

• Always read the instructions before using the products.

    Waxing
    Regular waxing is necessary to protect the paint on your car from the elements. We recommend that you wash and wax the painted surface once or twice a year. When washing and waxing, park your veh ...

    Cleaning the engine
    Engines are more efficient when they are clean because grease and dirt buildup keep the engine warmer than normal. When washing: • Take care when using a power washer to clean the engine. The ...

    Other materials:

    Headlamp exit delay
    You can set the delay time to keep the headlamps on for up to three minutes after the ignition is turned off. Follow the steps below to change the delay time (Steps 1 through 6 must be done within 10 seconds): 1. Turn the ignition off. 2. Turn the lighting control to the autolamp position. ...

    Lane keeping system
    WARNING: The system is designed to aid the driver. It is not intended to replace the driver’s attention and judgment. The driver is still responsible to drive with due care and attention. The system detects unintentional drifting toward the outside of the lane and alerts and/or aids the driv ...

    Identification Codes
    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Locator The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a 17-digit combination of letters and numbers. The VIN is stamped on a metal tab riveted to the instrument panel top, upper left of the dash. The VIN is a ...