Weekly auto rail, with tips on making your car look new, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
Tip of the Week
If buying a new car is not an option, it is easy to give your current vehicle that "brand-new" look for less than $150 while customizing your wheels, adding personality with paint, reviving your car's interior and replacing your undercoat.
"Now more than ever, people want to be able to fix or improve any cosmetic issues their car may have without the cost of an expensive body shop," says Rust-Oleum brand manager Melissa Grimm. "With the wide array of auto products available, you can have a car that looks brand new without the price tag of a brand-new car."
Here are a few ways you can make your vehicle look like new:
- Customize your wheels
- Add personality with paint
- Revive the interior
- Don't forget the undercoat
For more tips, visit www.rustoleum.com.
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Did You Know
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Q: I own a 2000 Mercury Sable with 68,000 miles. The problem is the headlights do not shine bright. The headlight assemblies are cloudy and cannot be cleaned any more. Would a bright headlight bulb work better?
A: You have to replace both headlight assemblies. There are both good and bad after-market (non-Ford factory) assemblies that have a lifetime warranty on turning cloudy. Once you buy the new assemblies, replace the bulbs with a bright white bulb available from any good auto parts store.
- Junior Damato, Talking Cars columnist
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