Clean dried concrete from a car using a commercial concrete stain remover to dissolve the concrete, and then wash the vehicle. Avoid any mechanical means of removing the stain, as they may damage the car's finish. The concrete must be liquefied, so the process takes several hours.Know More
Begin by washing the vehicle. Locate any dried concrete on the paint or trim of the vehicle while washing. Do not attempt to scrub away the concrete stain, but make a mental note of its location.
Work on the stain on a day when the vehicle can remain out of use for several hours. Follow the manufacturer's directions for using the concrete stain remover. Dissolving dried concrete takes time, so you should not rush the process.
Use water from a garden hose to wash away the liquefied concrete. Avoid rubbing the areas containing concrete, as concrete includes sand that can scratch the paint on the vehicle.
After washing and drying the vehicle, inspect the vehicle for stains. Apply a fresh coat of wax, and polish the surface of the stain to restore the shine.
To remove a scratch from a car's windscreen, liquid acrylic scratch remover or a paste made of cerium oxide powder can be used. Deep scratches, however, cannot be removed completely.Full Answer >
Many issues prevent a car from idling, but in a vehicle with an onboard computer, the issue is often in the computer. A diagnostic scan tool provides error codes to determine the issue. On vehicles with carburetors, the issue is often with the accelerator pump.Full Answer >
To troubleshoot a vehicle that doesn't start, begin by checking the fuel levels and the battery. If the fuel levels and battery charge are normal, take the car out of park, put it in neutral and try to start it. If the problem persists, check the dash lights to determine whether the security light is illuminated, or reset the vehicle's anti-theft system. Examine the "check engine" light with the key turned to the "on" position.Full Answer >
The Department of Transportation has a section of its main website dedicated to vehicle and vehicle equipment recalls. Once on the website, users can search their exact vehicles to see if they are on the recall list or not.Full Answer >