FAQs—Chrysler TC Maserati
I am thinking of purchasing a portable vacuum that could help me clean the cockpit of my Chrysler TC Maserati better and faster. Is there any special science to car interior vacuuming so I can base my choice on that?
There's no special science or recipe to vacuuming your car's interior, but when you're choosing a vacuum, it's a good idea to go for one with your much-needed attachments. Car cabin cleaning calls for a dust brush attachment and a crevice attachment so that no area in your interior will be left unclean. Some vacuums come with several other attachments but offered at a higher price. Don't be deceived by the number of features that come with it. Find out first how you'll benefit from each feature and assess if you really need it. You don't have to pay for features that aren't that useful for you. It is also important to make sure that the crevice attachment isn't metal—go for one that's made of plastic so as not to end up damaging your vinyl or leather upholstery instead of cleaning it.
Yesterday, while I was giving my Chrysler TC a once-over before taking it for a spin, I noticed a few stone chips on its side panels. Can you please give me some tips on how to properly fix those?
Stone chips can be concealed using a touch-up paint. It looks like a double-sided pen—on one end is a base paint and on the other end is a clear coat. You have to make sure, though, that the touch-up paint you'll get matches the color of your ride's paint. So before your purchase, get your ride's color code on the "C/TR" label that can be found on the driver's door jamb. Be sure that the touch-up paint's code is the same as your ride's color code. Before you touch up your car's paint, make sure that the surface is clean and dry, so give it a good wash first and park it in the shade. Hot surface can cause the paint to dry up too quickly, so it won't look as smooth as the vehicle's original finish. You also have to shake the pen well before applying it on the surface. Allow the paint to dry up before applying a layer of clear coat.
The doors of my Chrysler TC Maserati are now squeaking, so I'm kind of bothered every time I hear those squeaks. What could be wrong with them and how can I eliminate the squeaking noise?
It's possible that the grease that's applied on the friction surfaces of your door hinges already wore off or has been washed off during car washes. If that's the case, the hinge's two metal pieces that rub together may now lack lubrication, thus, produce the squeaking sound whenever they are forced to create friction. This can be remedied by cleaning the wear surfaces of the hinge and coating the two metal pieces with anti-seize compound. You may find the process painstaking especially if the hinges aren't that exposed, but you have to do it, anyway, if you want the squeaking sound to go away.