Pride Autos & LPG:   Handy Hints  -  6334 1311

Courtesy of Repco Authorised Service.


  • REMOVING TAR FROM PAINTWORK Try margarine over the tar marks, leave for a couple of hours, then wipe off with a damp cloth. Repeat, if necessary.
  • BALLPOINT PEN STAINS To remove mix equal parts of fresh calcium and fuller's earth (available at most chemists), then add a few drops of methylated spirits. Make into a thick paste, apply and wait till dry. Remove with damp cloth and dry thoroughly. Repeat procedure if stain persists.
  • REMOVING MARKS ON CLOTH SEATS First try to absorb as much as possible. Sponge or spray with dry-cleaning fluid. Apply warm water and vinegar. Rinse with water. Keep repeating until the stain is gone. Blot dry.
  • CLEAN CAR WINDOWS On foggy mornings, try rubbing a cut, raw potato over the car windows. When it dries it will keep the windows clear.
  • CLEANER WINDSCREENS To get rid of windscreen film, just add a tablespoon of ammonia per 600ml of water. It works better than plain old soap and water. The plastic fittings in most new cars give off fumes, which cause a haze on the windows. Sponge with vinegar, rinse with water and wipe with a dry cloth.
  • CLEAN BATTERIES One way to remove corrosion from battery terminals is to wash them with a mixture of baking soda and water.
  • SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT Around 13% of our cars produce approximately half the car pollution. The majority of these are probably old, and poorly maintained vehicles. Maintaining your car, maintains the environment, and saves you money in reduced fuel bills.