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Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi
(8 274 kPa) can result in damage or removal of
paint and decals.
If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels and tailgate are kept clear
If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or
similar cause which destroys the paint and protective
coating, have your vehicle repaired as soon as pos-
sible. The cost of such repairs is considered the respon-
sibility of the owner.
If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., assure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
installing mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
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