Daily inspections are simple inspection chores. Make it a rule to
perform them before starting the day's operations or before a long
journey in order to prevent trouble and to keep your car in good
Check engine oil level, automatic transmission oil level, brake
fluid, windshield water reservoir water, and the battery indicator
Check clutch & brake pedal for free travel and operation
Check parking brake, steering wheel, lamps, horn, and all
instruments for proper operation
Check clutch fluid pedal. (Hydraulic clutch system only)
The best way to preserve your vehicle's finish and to aid in
avoiding rust is to keep the vehicle clean by washing frequently. Wash
your vehicle only with lukewarm or cold water. Any cleaning agents
used should be washed off promptly and not allowed to dry on the
Foreign Material Deposits
Calcium Chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and
tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys and
other foreign matter may damage the finish if left on the painted
surfaces. Prompt washing may not completely remove all these deposits.
additional cleaners may be required. When using chemical cleaners
developed for this purpose, make sure they are safe for use on painted
or polished surfaces.
Corrosive materials used for ice and snow melting and dust control can
collect on underbody surfaces. If these materials are not removed,
accelerated rusting can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel
lines, frame, floor plan and exhaust system. It is recommended when
the winter season is over, to thoroughly flush these materials from
the underbody with plain water. Take care to clean well any area where
mud and other debris collect.
Any stone chips, fractures or deep scratches in the finish should be
repaired promptly. Bare metals will corrode quickly and can develop
into major repair expense. Minor chips and scratches can be repaired
with touch-up materials available from your selling Dealer.
If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or
replacement, be sure the body shop applies anti-corrosion materials to
the repaired or replaced parts and adjacent areas.