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 manufacturer’s 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 car’s paint should feel smooth, and be free of streaks and smudges.

    Cleaning the exterior
    Wash your vehicle regularly with cool or lukewarm water and a neutral pH shampoo, such as Motorcraft® Detail Wash. • Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing or laun ...

    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 ...

    Other materials:

    Center console
    Stow items in the cupholder carefully as items may become loose during hard braking, acceleration or collisions, including hot drinks which may spill. Note: The appearance and features of the center console may be different than shown based on your vehicle’s option level. Available consol ...

    Driver and passenger airbags
    WARNING: Never place your arm or any objects over an airbag module. Placing your arm over a deploying airbag can result in serious arm fractures or other injuries. Objects placed on or over the airbag inflation area may cause those objects to be propelled by the airbag into your face and torso c ...

    Front manual seats
    WARNING: Do not adjust the driver’s seat or seatback while the vehicle is moving. WARNING: Rock the seat backward and forward after releasing the lever to make sure that it is fully engaged. Moving the seats backward and forward WARNING: Before returning the seatback to its original positi ...