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At Scott Sherman Auto Care, we are committed to helping you maintain your vehicle in optimum condition and performance. This commitment to your vehicle doesn't stop when you leave our facility.

In this section of our website, you will find tips and news that you can use to help you maintain your vehicle and keep you driving safely and comfortably. Be sure to check back as these tips and news will be updated regularly.

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Washing and Waxing Your Vehicle

Washing and Waxing Your Vehicle

Washing your car is like taking a good hot shower, it just makes you feel better. But there are some important things to remember. First, household detergent is a real no-no; it's likely to take off the wax and damage the paint. There are numerous products designed especially for your purpose available in auto supply stores, use one of them. Car Wash and Wax Work in the shade and use a sponge, towel or wash mitt. These should be kept completely free of abrasive grit. Pay attention to those crevices underneath the vehicle that accumulate mud and road dirt. The high pressure hose in a do-it-yourself car wash is great for this, as is a home style pressure washer. Automotive chemical manufacturers have developed new products that make the finished job more impressive. Tires and black plastic trim, for example, can be made to look like new with protective dressings. There are cleaners for chrome, aluminum and stainless steel; even products designed for hard-to-remove brake pad du ... read more

Caring for the Leather in Your Vehicle

Caring for the Leather in Your Vehicle

I's always a good idea to care and protect the leather in your vehicle. Especially during the summer, when the temperature begins to soar. Creative Colors International, one of the largest franchises in the repair, reconditioning and color restoration of leather, vinyl, fabric, plastics and carpeting, offers the following useful information for extending and enhancing the life of your vehicle's leather. Leather Auto Interior Care and Service To retain its beauty and other desirable qualities, leather requires frequent conditioning to replace the natural lubricants lost during normal use. With the proper care, leather can be protected from excessive dryness that can cause it to crack, and from moisture that may cause it to swell or mildew. Because unprotected leather is susceptible to spotting from water and other liquids, a newly purchased leather item should be treated immediately to help prevent permanent stains from occ ... read more

Motorists Urged to Prepare Cars for Winter

Motorists Urged to Prepare Cars for Winter

Most people do not like to think about winter weather when temperatures are still in the 70s. However, while winter weather denial might be fine for people, motorists should not deny their cars the simple preparation needed to help keep them running properly this winter. "Vehicle stress and strain increases greatly during the winter months," said Steve Nolan, spokesman for AAA Chicago. "Minor deficiencies have the potential to turn into major problems. So, it's extremely important for motorists to take precautions before the weather gets too cold." Last year 70 percent of vehicles tested in a AAA winter preparedness program had a deficiency of some sort, an increase over previous years. The most common problems were dirty air filters; dirty or low motor oil; worn belts, hoses and wiper blades; and insufficient anti-freeze strength. Here are the items that should be checked before winter. Check the: 1. Battery for loose cables and co ... read more

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