Ford Taurus Owners Manual: 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 vehicle in a shaded area out of direct sunlight. Always wash your vehicle before applying wax.

Use a quality wax that does not contain abrasives.

Follow the manufacturers instructions to apply and remove the wax.

Apply a small amount of wax in a back-and-forth motion, not in circles.

Do not allow wax to come in contact with any non-body (low-gloss black) colored trim. The wax discolors or stains the parts over time, such as:

Bumpers

Grained door handles

Side mouldings

Mirror housings

Windshield cowl area.

Do not apply wax to glass areas.

After waxing, your cars paint should feel smooth, and be free of streaks and smudges.

    Cleaning the exterior
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    Repairing minor paint damage
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    Other materials:

    Air filter(s)
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    Changing the wiper blades
    1. Pull the wiper blade and arm away from the glass. 2. Squeeze the locking tabs to release the blade from the arm and pull the blade away from the arm to remove it. 3. Attach the new blade to the arm and snap it into place. Replace wiper blades at least once per year for optimum per ...

    Data recording
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