I'm selling my Ford Transit-150. I already have prospect buyers and they want to come check out the vehicle. The price is still under negotiation. Before the scheduled meeting, I want to have the engine compartment cleaned, but I don't want to pay a professional to do it. How should I clean the engine compartment? Do I need a pressure washer? Any tip? I don't want to make a mistake.
Shop for an engine compartment cleaner. Don't just use any solution. Instead of spraying the cleaner on various engine components, it's highly advised that you spray this on the rag or cloth that will be used for wiping down the engine compartment. For rubber and plastic materials, use a specially formulated cleaner or product for these. Be careful. Make sure you won't ruin the wiring, fuse blocks, and connectors in the engine compartment. Keep these safe from moisture as this can damage the electrical parts. As such, using a hose or pressure washer isn't highly recommended by some.
After washing the vehicle, I checked the panels. To my dismay, I found some water spots. How do I get rid of these? I need a practical advice.
To eliminate water spots, you have to use a highly absorbent cloth. Chamois would be a good choice when wiping down the car to dry it after washing. This can easily absorb moisture and keep water spots from forming. It'll help if you'll use a damp chamois since a dry cloth can be abrasive. Wet the cloth a bit and then wring out the excess water before wiping. As you wipe over the finish, remember to squeeze out some excess water on the cloth.
There's road tar on my car's paint. How can I fix this the easy way? I don't want to send the vehicle to an auto shop for a simple repair.
It's quite easy actually. You just have to get a bug and tar remover from the store. The options, however, can be overwhelming since this comes in many forms such as wipes, gels, pour bottles, aerosol cans, and spray. But whatever you choose can work as long as you follow the instructions on the label strictly. Apply the remover and then wipe this off using a soft towel. If the spots won't disappear right away, try rubbing it further. Once the tar has come off, be sure to wash the spot with car soap or cleaner. This should be rinsed well. After this, you may coat the treated area with wax.
When I cranked the engine of my vehicle yesterday, the ignition switch seems to run hot or heat up. Not knowing exactly how to deal with this, I opted to use another vehicle instead of my Ford. What seems to be real problem here? Any idea?
The ignition switch may heat up due to a loose or broken connection. There could also be a torn or broken wire in the switch. In which case, the switch should be replaced to fix the problem.