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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 7:10am On Dec 31, 2015
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What of a 2005 Mercedes Benz C240.

2.6M Naira for this exact one pictured here.

Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 6:26pm On Dec 31, 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): 10:59am On Jan 01, 2016
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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 2:46pm On Jan 01, 2016
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): 6:29pm On Jan 01, 2016
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): 10:04pm On Jan 01, 2016
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): 1:08am On Jan 02, 2016
Choose a good car insurer Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, disaster inevitably strikes — typically in the form of an accident. Make sure that your car will be repaired to the best possible standard by finding an insurer that will pay for parts from the original manufacturer and guarantee the repairs it authorizes.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 8:47am On Jan 02, 2016
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): 11:50am On Jan 02, 2016
Clean dash gauges carefully Use a soft damp cloth to lightly wipe dust from the clear plastic lenses on your dashboard. Too much pressure will scratch them. Too many scratches can make it difficult to read your gauges under certain lighting conditions.


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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 1:55pm On Jan 02, 2016
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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 9:57pm On Jan 02, 2016
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): 5:58am On Jan 03, 2016
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): 2:36pm On Jan 03, 2016
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): 10:26pm On Jan 03, 2016
Clean the inside, too Vacuum and sponge your interior every time you wash your car. Dirt particles are abrasive, and spilled liquids, such as soda, can be corrosive.Vacuum your interior thoroughly with a powerful vacuum (small cordless models are generally too weak). Use the appropriate wand heads when vacuuming. The bare metal wand can mar and scratch surfaces. Sponge vinyl surfaces clean with a solution of mild detergent and water.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 10:42am On Jan 04, 2016
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): 2:02pm On Jan 04, 2016
Wax to protect your car’s paint job No way around it! Waxing your car is work. But it’s satisfying work that will help keep your car looking new. Car wax preserves paint by slowing oxidation and forming a barrier against bird droppings, sap, and pollution. Plus driving a nice shiny car is just plain fun.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 3:34pm On Jan 04, 2016
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): 5:41pm On Jan 04, 2016
Fix the washer fluid tank:Cracked washer-deicer fluid tanks are fairly common once a car is of a certain age. A good remedy — until you can buy a new tank or find one at the junkyard — is to insert a plastic freezer bag into the tank and fill it with the washer fluid.


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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 7:17pm On Jan 04, 2016
No Fake Replacements:Many car owners, in order to save few bucks, compromises with fake or less priced spare parts to replace the worn out parts. The fake parts take a toll on the complete car engineering. Always use genuine company made parts to replace the old one.


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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 8:28pm On Jan 04, 2016
Buy gas at reputable service stations Ask whether the gas you buy is filtered at the pump and if the station has a policy about changing the pump filters regularly. If you get a song and dance, find another gas station. Some stations don’t have pump filters, making you more vulnerable to dirty gasoline. Other stations may not mix alcohol and fuel properly — or worse, water down their product. Find a station you trust and stick to it.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 9:59pm On Jan 04, 2016
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): 10:51pm On Jan 04, 2016
Have wheel alignment checked Have your car’s wheel alignment checked every 30,000 miles (48,000 km), or as recommended in your owner’s manual. Also have it checked after buying new tires and when you replace a rack-and-pinion steering unit or other steering parts. Improper tire alignment will shorten the life of your tires as well as cause poor handling. If your steering is stiffer than normal or the vehicle pulls to one side, you probably have an alignment problem.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 7:14am On Jan 05, 2016
Place a towel under baby seats All manner of food bits and liquids can accumulate under a baby seat, where they can permanently stain the upholstery. Place a sheet of heavy plastic and an absorbent towel under the seat to prevent damage, and re-secure the seat according to the manufacturer’s directions.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 10:02am On Jan 05, 2016
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): 12:45pm On Jan 05, 2016
Fill with washer fluid only:Don’t add water to the windshield washer reservoir. It won’t clean as well as washer fluid, and it may freeze in cold weather and damage the system. Don’t try to run your windshield washer system once you suspect there’s no more fluid in the tank, or you may damage the washer fluid pump.


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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 3:45pm On Jan 05, 2016
Dilute your coolant Your cooling system needs both coolant-antifreeze and water, so don’t pour undiluted coolant into your cooling system. Dilute it with water to the commonly recommended 50-50 ratio. Similarly, don’t use straight water in your system either.The coolant protects against corrosion and freezing.The water ensures good heat transfer from the coolant to the radiator.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 6:28pm On Jan 05, 2016
Keep leather from drying out and cracking Leather cars seats are durable and don’t require a lot of maintenance. After a few years, however, the seats can become soiled. Use a leather cleaner to remove dirt and stains.Then apply a leather protectant formulated for pigmented or top-coated grain leather (the leather used for most leather car upholstery). Protectants will resist stains and make the upholstery easier to clean in the future. Choose a protectant that includes conditioners to keep your leather supple.


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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by ikush(m): 7:10pm On Jan 05, 2016
kakakibuy:
After the inspection, I shared my findings with my client. It was a unanimous decision that we should back away from this vehicle. Making sure this vehicle was thoroughly checked before paying for it saved us a lot of money and earned me a happy and satisfied client. The search continues for a better car.

This is what you get when you place your money and engage Kakaki in the purchase of your next dream car. I am here to serve, I don't cut corners and I guarantee you that you will know the exact physical and mechanical condition of the vehicle you choose.


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I had this very painful experience with a purchase I made with a dealer here on Nairaland. I just don't want to mention the dealer. There was rust every where on that vehicle. This completely changed my perception of offshore purchase. I have purchased two vehicles since locally. I believe dealers owe it a duty to check the state of vehicles before selling to customers.
Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 7:30pm On Jan 05, 2016
ikush:
I had this very painful experience with a purchase I made with a dealer here on Nairaland. I just don't want to mention the dealer. There was rust every where on that vehicle. This completely changed my perception of offshore purchase. I have purchased two vehicles since locally. I believe dealers owe it a duty to check the state of vehicles before selling to customers.

I agree with you 100%.
Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 1:28am On Jan 06, 2016
Don’t forget to flush Coolant-antifreeze eventually degrades and becomes contaminated. Flush it from your cooling system as recommended in your manual (typically every two years; every five years for newer coolants). Failing to do so can damage your radiator, clog your heater core, and cause the thermostat and water pump to fail.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 9:42am On Jan 06, 2016
Keep an old blanket handy Protect your car’s roof from scratches with an old blanket before tying lumber, bicycles, or luggage to your roof rack.

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Re: **RUST**My Recent Purchase Experience***2004 Toyota Highlander**RUST ALERT!!!** by kakakibuy(m): 12:41pm On Jan 06, 2016
Don’t forget the PCV valve The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve is an emissions control device on older cars — check your service manual to see if your car has one.The valve recirculates partially burned gases from the engine’s crankcase to the combustion chamber. Important to a properly functioning engine, the valve should be changed every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or as specified in your owner’s manual. In addition to helping you get the most from a tank of gasoline, it helps to prevent the buildup of harmful sludge and corrosion.When replacing your PCV valve, be sure you use the correct one or you may damage your engine.

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