CARE OF YOUR VEHICLE
All glass surfaces should be kept clean at all times for safe driving. Use the same type of cleaner you use on windows in your home. Never use abrasive cleaners, as they will scratch the window surfaces.Exterior Care
Your vehicle is exposed to all kinds of corrosive effects from nature and chemicals. Some of these are road salt, oils, rain, hail and sleet, just to name a few. To protect not only the paint and trim, but also the many exposed mounts and fixtures, it is important to wash your vehicle often and thoroughly. After washing, allow all surfaces to drain and dry before parking in a closed garage. Washing may not clean all deposits off your vehicle, so you may need additional cleaners. When using professional cleaners, make sure they are suitable for enamel/acrylic painted surfaces, chrome, tires etc. These supplies can be purchased in your local auto parts store. You also should wax and polish your vehicle every few months to keep the paint in good shape.
Apply graphite lubricant sparingly through the key slot. Insert the key and operate the lock several times to be sure that the lubricant is worked into the lock cylinder.
DOOR HINGES & HINGE CHECKS
Spray a white lubricant on the hinge pivot points to eliminate any binding conditions. Open and close the door several times to be sure that the lubricant is evenly and thoroughly distributed.
Spray a white lubricant on all of the pivot and friction surfaces to eliminate any squeaks or binds. Work the tailgate to distribute the lubricant.
BODY DRAIN HOLES
Be sure that the drain holes in the doors and rocker panels are open. A small screwdriver can be used to clear them of any debris.