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If you have ever purchased a car, surely one of first things you did was open hood to look at engine – even if you didn’t have a clue what you were looking for! Whether you are looking to care for your existing car, baby your classic, or spruce up a bit before you sell, engine detailing is one of most important steps in car detailing.
It is extremely important to follow instructions in do-it-yourself manuals. Some cleaning chemicals can cause accelerated deterioration of hoses and electrical components. Certain cleansers are not meant for automotive use, and their residue can remain flammable for several hours. Following a manual will prevent you from making basic mistakes, show you best techniques and tools to use (saving you scrapes on your hands as well as time), and can even help you create your own cleaning products which are just as effective as one sold in your automotive store.
Wheel and Tire Maintenance
Keeping your tires looking good is a great way to keep your car looking good as new. While there are many great products out there to make your tires look great, you should know which ones clean, and which ones leave a residue all over rubber which will haunt you once shine wears off. When it come to wheels, it is important to keep them clean and protected. Small rocks and other debris on road will put small pits in your wheels, making them more susceptible to rust and corrosion. A good how-to book shows you how to clean and protect your wheels so they look brand new for years.
It Just Makes Sense
Owning a how-to manual or book just makes sense. For a few dollars, you will have a wealth of knowledge and a handy reference guide to look at while you are detailing your car. You will pick up time-saving techniques and money-saving tricks that will improve overall quality and safety of your DIY projects.
It just may turn out that car detailing will be a perfect new hobby for you!
The Motor Bookstore sells repair and service manuals for cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, farm tractors, and much more.