Handy Hints: Car Care
7 Handy Hints to Car Care
Tip 1 – Removing tar from paintwork
Try margarine over the tar marks, leave for a couple of hours, then wipe off with a damp cloth. Repeat, if necessary.
Tip 2 – Ballpoint pen stains
To remove mix equal parts of fresh calcium and fuller’s earth (available at most chemists), then add a few drops of methylated spirits. Make into a thick paste, apply and wait till dry. Remove with damp cloth and dry thoroughly. Repeat procedure if stain persists.
Tip 3 – Removing Marks on Cloth Seats
First try to absorb as much as possible. Sponge or spray with dry-cleaning fluid. Apply warm water and vinegar. Rinse with water. Keep repeating until the stain is gone. Blot dry.
Tip 4 – Clean Car Windows
On foggy mornings, try rubbing a cut, raw potato over the car windows. When it dries it will keep the windows clear.
Tip 5 – Cleaner Windscreens
To get rid of windscreen film, just add a tablespoon of ammonia per 600m1 of water. lt works better than plain old soap and water. The plastic fittings in most new cars give off fumes, which cause a haze on the windows. Sponge with vinegar, rinse with water and wipe with a dry cloth.
Tip 6 – Clean Batteries
One way to remove corrosion from battery terminals is to wash them with a mixture of baking soda and water.
Tip 7 – Save the Environment
Around 13% of our cars produce approximately half the car pollution. The majority of these are probably old, and poorly maintained vehicles. Maintaining your car, maintains the environment, and saves you money in reduced fuel bills.