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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by 180263: 10:13am On Dec 05, 2015
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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 6:02pm On Dec 05, 2015
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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 5:11pm On Dec 06, 2015
Secure loads to avoid dents and scratches The beginning of the end for the finish on many cars and trucks — and for wagon and hatchback interiors for that matter — is an improperly stowed load. Invest in the appropriate racks for bicycles, cargo, and luggage. A good trick to keep tall objects from sliding around in a pick-up truck bed is to use a shower curtain rod (or two) as a brace. Just push the cargo against the front wall of the truck bed and install the rod behind it. Twist to secure. Cargo nets will also help keep objects from banging around and damaging a truck bed.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 11:39am On Dec 07, 2015
Avoid light fixture problems When changing a bad bulb, clean dirty or corroded sockets with fine steel wool or a small wire brush.Wipe the socket clean of debris before installing the new light bulb.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 7:34pm On Dec 07, 2015
Change oil frequently Your dad knew that frequent oil changes were key to keeping his Buick on the road another year. And while owner’s manuals for today’s cars recommend increasing long intervals between oil changes, the fact remains — frequent changes flush abrasive dirt and metal particles out of the engine, prolonging its life. Most owner’s manuals recommend a more frequent interval for “severe conditions.” To maximize the life of your engine, follow the severe intervals recommendations, especially if drive regularly in stop-and-go traffic.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 11:00am On Dec 08, 2015
Avoid hose hassles Check the hoses under your hood every month or two to avoid the hassle of a broken hose while you’re on the road. With the car cool and off, squeeze the hoses. If they are hard or make a crunching sound, replace them. Ditto if they are extremely soft or sticky.With the car warm but off, examine hoses for bulges and collapsed sections. If you find any, the hose walls are weak, and it’s time to replace the hose. Never drive with a ruptured coolant hose, or you are liable to overheat the engine and damage it. Other hoses are crucial to operation of your power brakes and cruise-control systems.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 11:58pm On Dec 08, 2015
Give your car a new skin New self-adhering urethane films have been developed to protect the most vulnerable painted areas on your car from stone chips and other minor abrasions.You can wash and wax these surfaces, just as you would the rest of the paint job. While it’s best to have these films professionally installed, you can peel them off yourself. One product is made by 3M, and you can learn more by going to 3m.com and searching for Scotchgard Paint Protection Film Solutions.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 11:48am On Dec 09, 2015
Beware the wet thumb If you top off your tires at a service station, check to see if there’s moisture coming from the air pump. Simply depress the pin inside the inflator valve with your thumbnail. If your thumb gets wet, advise the station manager that his tanks need to be drained and go to a different station. Moisture, trapped inside a tire, can cause pressure variations and corrode rims.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 4:13pm On Dec 09, 2015
Seal a leaky radiator Save the high expense of a new radiator by trying to seal a leak with a radiator sealer, such as Alumaseal from Gold Eagle Co. Available in powder or liquid form, the product circulates in the radiator until it gets to the hole, where it sets up and fills the hole upon contact with the air. Alumaseal may be used to stop heater core leaks as well.


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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 8:52pm On Dec 09, 2015
Renew fabric upholstery Spraying fabric car seats and carpets with a fabric protectant, such as Scotchgard, will make them resist dirt and stains, and make them easier to clean. Thoroughly clean the fabrics before using one of these products and then test the product on an inconspicuous place to be sure the treatment will not discolor the fabric.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 10:44pm On Dec 09, 2015
Fix bad weatherstripping immediately If your weatherstripping is letting rainwater leak into the interior of your car, take a look at it and decide if you can repair it or if it needs to be replaced. Small leaks can be handled with brush-on seam sealers. Resecure loose sections, not otherwise damaged, with trim adhesive. Torn sections may be repaired with special caulking available at auto parts stores. You may also be able to extend the life of worn-but-intact sections by inserting foam rods, available at automotive stores, into the hollow section of the weatherstripping. If you decide to replace entire sections of gasket, don’t simply buy generic stuff such as you’d use around the house. Buy a product that matches your car’s original weatherstripping — it’s available in a wide variety of profiles from dealerships and automotive mail-order catalogues.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 11:52am On Dec 10, 2015
Maintain proper inflation Under-inflated tires are a tire salesman’s best friend. They create excessive heat and stress that can lead to tire failure. If you want to get every last mile out of your tires, get yourself a tire pressure gauge and use it at least once a month (more in hot weather) to keep your tires inflated to the recommendation in the vehicle’s owner’s manual. Check tires when they are cold (driven for less than one mile) for an accurate reading.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 4:25pm On Dec 10, 2015
Heavier is not always better Use the oil viscosity grade that’s recommended in your owner’s manual for the temperature range you expect
for the coming season. Lighter grades (lower viscosity, such as SAE 5W-30), often specified for today’s smaller car engines, will deliver easier starts and better engine protection in winter and improved gas mileage throughout the year, thanks to less internal engine friction. Do not use a heavy grade of oil in cold winter climes or you will risk damage to your engine.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 8:41am On Dec 11, 2015
Blast mats with the hose When washing your car, drag out the rubber or carpet floor mats and blast them with the hose.This will dislodge dirt particles that, if allowed to build up, will grind holes in your mats. Let the mats dry thoroughly in the sun before reinstalling them.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 12:12pm On Dec 11, 2015
Inspect wheel-well splashguards These guards, however flimsy on many of today’s cars, help keep water and winter’s salty slush from splashing up into the engine compartment, where it can damage sensitive electrical components. Unfortunately, these guards tear off easily — sometimes without the driver knowing it. Check for damage to these guards when you wash your car. Re-secure with the appropriate fasteners or replace as needed. As added protection from splashed-up muck, slush, and debris, install mud flaps (also called splash guards) on your vehicle.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 6:17pm On Dec 11, 2015
Change the air filter: This is something you can do easily at home without using tools, and should be done approximately every 12 thousand miles. You can buy a matching filter at nearly any auto parts store and your owner's manual will show you where your air filter is located. A dirty, dusty filter can lower gas mileage.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 9:19pm On Dec 11, 2015
Maintain your transmission Change automatic transmission fluid and filter after the first 5,000 miles (8,000 km) and after every 25,000 miles (40,000 km) or two years thereafter, or as recommended in your owner’s manual. If you use your vehicle for towing, change the fluid and filter every year. For manual transmissions, change the lubricant (motor oil or gear oil, depending on the car) after the first 5,000 miles and after every 50,000 (80,000 km) thereafter. Use synthetic motor oil or gear lube for longer transmission life unless the manufacturer recommends otherwise.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 11:36am On Dec 12, 2015
Don’t forget the timing belt : On many cars, it’s the belt you can’t see that is the most critical. If your manual says, as many do, that you should replace the timing belt at 50,000 miiles, do it! A failed timing belt can, depending on engine type, cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your engine.


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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 5:40pm On Dec 12, 2015
Secure loads to avoid dents and scratches The beginning of the end for the finish on many cars and trucks — and for wagon and hatchback interiors for that matter — is an improperly stowed load. Invest in the appropriate racks for bicycles, cargo, and luggage. A good trick to keep tall objects from sliding around in a pick-up truck bed is to use a shower curtain rod (or two) as a brace. Just push the cargo against the front wall of the truck bed and install the rod behind it. Twist to secure. Cargo nets will also help keep objects from banging around and damaging a truck bed.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 6:10pm On Dec 13, 2015
Preserve door and window seals Wipe a rubber protectant (such as Armor-All) or silicone on door and window weatherstripping to keep it in good condition. Don’t use an oilbased product, such as WD-40, because the oil will damage the rubber. Regular cleaning and treatment of your car’s weatherstripping will also lessen the likelihood of your door sticking to its rubber seal in cold weather, a common cause of damage to the rubber.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 11:58am On Dec 14, 2015
Top off your brake fluid Check brake fluid monthly.Wipe dirt from the master cylinder lid before you open it. If you need fluid, add the type recommended by your car’s maker. Never substitute other fluids, such as transmission or power-steering fluid. And don’t use brake fluid from a previously opened container. Once exposed to air, brake fluid absorbs moisture and contaminates easily.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 9:07pm On Dec 14, 2015
Inspect wheel-well splashguards These guards, however flimsy on many of today’s cars, help keep water and winter’s salty slush from splashing up into the engine compartment, where it can damage sensitive electrical components. Unfortunately, these guards tear off easily — sometimes without the driver knowing it. Check for damage to these guards when you wash your car. Re-secure with the appropriate fasteners or replace as needed. As added protection from splashed-up muck, slush, and debris, install mud flaps (also called splash guards) on your vehicle.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 12:37am On Dec 15, 2015
Lube your lug nuts Lug nuts, if not lubricated occasionally, can seize or “freeze” to the studs due to corrosion. Repairing them can be expensive. Having to call a tow truck for a flat you can’t remove is even more expensive.The next time you change or rotate your tires, pick up some anti-seize lubricant at your local auto supply store. Clean the stud threads with a wire brush and wipe them with the lubricant. It’s formulated to prevent the lug nuts (spark plugs, too) from seizing and won’t allow them to loosen as you drive, the way other lubricants might. If a lug nut does freeze to a stud, try spraying the nut and stud with WD-40 or Liquid Wrench. Allow it to penetrate for 10 or 20 minutes. Use a heat gun to apply heat.Then use a ratchet wrench to remove the lug.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 12:02pm On Dec 15, 2015
Test drive-belt tension Check the tension and condition of your drive belt (or, with many cars, multiple belts) every month. Belts that are too tight can wear out the bearings in accessory components, such as AC compressor, water pump, and power-steering pump. Belts that are too loose will wear out faster and may fail prematurely. Perform your examination before you start the car to avoid injury due to a hot belt or moving engine part. Check for tension by pressing in the center of the belt’s longest exposed run while holding a ruler next to it. If you can depress the belt 1/ 2 to 1 inch (13 to 25 mm), but not more or less, the tension is good. If not, adjust the belt tension yourself according to your car’s service manual, or have your dealer or auto repair service do it. Also check for belt damage, such as glazing (often due to oil leakage), fraying, and cracks. If you spot damage, have the belt checked by a pro and replaced if necessary.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 3:46pm On Dec 15, 2015
Fix small windshield chips Got a rock chip, crack, or ding in your windshield? Bring your car to a windshield repair shop. For far less cost than replacing the windshield, they can fix chips and cracks, even quite long ones. The repairs not only keep the chips and cracks from spreading and restore structural integrity, they also improve clarity.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 7:01pm On Dec 15, 2015
When temperatures affect tire inflation When outside temperatures drop or soar, tires tend to lose pressure. A drop of 10 degrees F (6 degrees C), in fact, will decrease a tire’s air pressure by 1 or 2 pounds.Tires can lose even more air in hot weather. Under-inflated tires can result in accelerated wear and poor driving performance. If you live in a place where temperatures vary a lot, check your tire pressure often and add air as needed.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 11:20pm On Dec 15, 2015
Rotate your tires Rotating your tires helps to distribute tire wear evenly and ensures that you’ll get the maximum road life out of them. The first rotation is especially important.Your owner’s manual should specify both rotation period and pattern. If not, rotate your tires every 6,000 to 7,500 miles (9,700 to 12,000 km) — your tire dealer should know the correct pattern of tire rotation.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 8:52am On Dec 16, 2015
Don’t fill up if you see the tanker If you happen to see a gasoline tanker filling the tanks at your local gas station, come back another day or go to a different station. As the station’s underground tanks are being filled, the turbulence can stir up sediment. Sediment in your gas can clog fuel filters and fuel injectors, causing poor performance and possibly necessitating repairs.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 4:58pm On Dec 17, 2015
Check engine oil at every other fill-up Run or drive your car for about 15 minutes to warm the oil; then park the car in a level place.Turn off the engine and wait 15 minutes to allow the oil in the engine to drain back to the oil pan.
Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean with a paper towel or rag. Reinsert the dipstick, being sure to push it in all the way, then pull it out again to check the oil level. It should be somewhere between the hash marks on the dipstick.
Add the type and amount of oil as specified in your owner’s manual, if necessary.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 9:17pm On Dec 17, 2015
Rotate your tires Rotating your tires helps to distribute tire wear evenly and ensures that you’ll get the maximum road life out of them. The first rotation is especially important.Your owner’s manual should specify both rotation period and pattern. If not, rotate your tires every 6,000 to 7,500 miles (9,700 to 12,000 km) — your tire dealer should know the correct pattern of tire rotation.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 1:56pm On Dec 18, 2015
Lube your lug nuts Lug nuts, if not lubricated occasionally, can seize or “freeze” to the studs due to corrosion. Repairing them can be expensive. Having to call a tow truck for a flat you can’t remove is even more expensive.The next time you change or rotate your tires, pick up some anti-seize lubricant at your local auto supply store. Clean the stud threads with a wire brush and wipe them with the lubricant. It’s formulated to prevent the lug nuts (spark plugs, too) from seizing and won’t allow them to loosen as you drive, the way other lubricants might. If a lug nut does freeze to a stud, try spraying the nut and stud with WD-40 or Liquid Wrench. Allow it to penetrate for 10 or 20 minutes. Use a heat gun to apply heat.Then use a ratchet wrench to remove the lug.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 6:38pm On Dec 19, 2015
Park in the shade Of course, a garage is always the ideal place to park your car. But if one isn’t available, minimize interior damage from UV sunlight and heat by always trying to park your car in the shade. If no shade is available or if you find parking under a tree results in bird droppings, use a car shade to minimize the sun’s impact. As a bonus, you’ll have a cooler car to step into on hot sunny days. Car shades come in two basic types: those that you unfold and place on the front windshield and rear window, or pleated types that attach to the windshield posts (with adhesive), window frames (with Velcro), or the windows themselves (with suction cups).

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