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Top 6 Tips To Protect Your Car From The Damages Rainwater Can Cause

You’d think leaving you’re your car out when it’s pouring is clever because you’re giving it a good wash without you spending a dime. However, what you do not realize is how detrimental this could actually be for your car’s paint.You’d think leaving you’re your car out when it’s pouring is clever because you’re giving it a good wash without you spending a dime. However, what you do not realize is how detrimental this could actually be for your car’s paint.

Too cold or too hot temperature can make your car paint expand and contract and then result to cracking. When this happens, it’d be easier for water or moist to seep through the cracks and create rust.

Aside from that, rainwater forms by collecting several elements from the atmosphere. This means water isn’t the only things hitting your car when it’s pouring. You have other impurities that causes acid rain and deliberately exposing your car to that is bound to cause trouble for you sooner or later.

So generally, there’s constant exposure of your car to rainwater that can lead to cracking, chipping and peeling off the paintwork. Aside from that, you can also end up with buildup of tough stains from the rainwater that can often be very hard to clean and premature rusting and corrosion.

Tips To Keep Your Car From Getting Damaged By Rainwater

1. Park In A Garage When Possible
This might be obvious but people seem to think you only need it during sunny days.

2. Use A Car Cover
If you can’t find any covered parking space, at least use a car cover so that your paintwork isn’t directly soaked in rainwater.

3. Wash It Thoroughly
So you forgot your car cover? That can’t be helped sometimes but remember to wash your car after being left in the rain. Your car had just been exposed to a lot of different impurities and when left like that for extended period of time, that can cause serious paint damage on your car. So give it a good car wash.

4. Do Not Skip Drying
Letting your vehicle air dry will leave unsightly watermarks and will render your hard work useless. . Use a microfiber towel or preferably a weave drying towel to absorb the water and dry the car.

5. Wax Your Car
Remember that a good wax will easily last 8 – 10 months on a car that will protect the paint of the car from external elements like scratches, dust, contaminants from the rainwater, and UV rays. To be on a safer side, apply a coat of wax every six months on your car to keep it clean and smooth.

6. Get Car Paint Protection Treatment
We can’t really help the kind of weather you’ll have in the place you live. Whether you have four seasons or two extreme weathers, all you can do is take extra step to protect your car from these. Paint protection in Singapore’s tropical weather will prevent your paint job from fading fast, it also keeps it from expanding and contracting which results to cracking where water or moist can seep through the cracks and create rust.

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How To Repair Scratches On Your Car Exterior

How To Repair Scratches On Your Car Exterior1Scratches happen even to the most careful driver and doting car owner. But no need to feel like it’s the end of your car and your wallet every time it happens because you have to get it done to the car repair shop and we know how much it would cost. You can actually do it yourself, here’s how.

Assess The Damage

Before you even do anything, you should check if you could actually do something about the damage first. While majority of scratches can be repaired, there are certain types of scratches, like deep paint scratch that can no longer be repaired without needing an overall paint job. When that happens, it’s best that you seek professional car repair to make sure everything is done thorough especially the paint protection application as this can be delicate. If you’re not sure about the depth of the scratch, it’s best to assume that it’s one level deeper than you think.

Prepare The Things You’ll Need

For Shallow Scratch
· Clean cloth
· Rubbing compound
· Soap and water
· Wax

For Deeper Scratches
· Painter’s tape
· Primer
· Sandpaper (1500-grit)
· Scuffing pad
· Touch-up kit of paint
· Wax

Prepare The Car

· Wash the exterior of your car using the bucket of soap and water. This will keep any dust and dirt from causing any more abrasion on your car’s paint.

· When you’re done washing, wipe it dry to star sanding. Sanding the area surrounding the scratch smoothens the area you want to work on which allows a consistent look when you apply the new paint.

· If the affected area isn’t big though or is only up to the clear coat, you can just use toothpaste. No need to sand the area.

· For small scratches, all you need is toothpaste because it has the same abrasive properties as fine sandpaper. Just dab a small amount of toothpaste onto a cotton swab or clean cloth and rub it onto the affected area in a circular motion.

· For scratches that take up a larger area, you’ll want to use sandpaper. Use fine sandpaper – one that is 2000-grit should work fine. Sandpapers that are coarser could inadvertently remove further layers of the exterior, causing further damage and more money spent on repairs. Using small, circular strokes, rub the sandpaper around the affected area, wiping occasionally with a clean cloth to remove any flecks of paint or primer that been removed.

Repair Light Scratches

· Clean the car’s surface and remove possible debris.

· Get a tape (masking tape is ideal) to cover areas near the scratch.

· Apply a bit of polishing compound to the microfiber cloth. Rub the compound on the area in small, vigorous circles. You should begin to notice the scratch disappear. When the scratch is completely gone, you can move on to waxing.

· Polish the scratch. You can do this by applying wax to the repaired area. This is basically replacing the worn down clear coat.

· Wash the vehicle again after to see if you did it right. You’ll know this if the part you just waxed is repelling the water.

Repair Deep Scratches

· Don’t forget to obtain your touch-up paint from a reputable automotive parts retailer or body shop. Match it up with your car’s paint code that you will find on a placard under the hood or on the driver’s side door pillar.

· Sand the area as described above for deeper scratches.

· Scuff the surface. To further break down the affected area and prepare it for new paint, use a scuffing pad. Scuffing pads create a rough surface, which is easier for the paint to stick to. Rub the scuff pad along the path of the scratch back and forth until the surface feels rough to the touch.

· Tape off areas where you don’t want the paint to get onto like the headlights.

· Apply primer. This is necessary if the damage have gone through the primer. Let the primer dry overnight before you begin painting.

· Shake the touch-up paint well to ensure that it will leave an even color deposit.

· Dab the touch-up paint onto the paint chip. Be light handed to make sure that just enough paint is being applied that covers all edges of the chip. Let it dry for at least 15 minutes before you apply another layer. Be sure to use thin layers, slowing building up until the replacement paint matches the original paint.

· Re-apply clear coat. Ones you’ve matched the paint and have let it dry for at least 2 days you can now apply the clear coat. Replacement clear coat typically comes in an aerosol can and can be sprayed directly onto the vehicle.

· Wax the whole vehicle. To prevent a small section of your car from being shinier than the rest of your paint, apply a coat of wax to the whole car.

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Pros And Cons Of Getting Paint Protection Film Done For Your Vehicle

Pros And Cons Of Getting Paint Protection Film Done For Your Vehicle

If you wait until chips and dings on your car turn into rust before you take care of it, prepare yourself for bigger problem and heftier car repair costs. This is why investing in paint protection is a must if you want to preserve your car’s pristine appearance. However, that’s not to say that paint protection eliminates all risks. So if you’re already planning on getting it done to your car, it pays to know what exactly you could be getting, both the good and the bad.

Pros

1. Paint Protection From Scratches
It’s such a bummer when your beloved car’s good looks get ruined due to scratches. When this happens, it loses its shine, it appears worn out than it really is and no longer looks covetable. The thing is that it doesn’t even take an accident for your car to get scratches, even bird poop that you failed to clean soon enough or loose stone that hits your car while driving can cause that. But this wouldn’t be a problem if your vehicle has paint protection as this will keep your car looking sleek longer than when it doesn’t have it.

2. Protection From Weather
We can’t really help the kind of weather you’ll have in the place you live. Whether you have four seasons or two extreme weathers, all you can do is take extra step to protect your car from these. Paint protection in Singapore’s tropical weather will prevent your paint job from fading fast, it also keeps it from expanding and contracting which results to cracking where water or moist can seep through the cracks and create rust.

3. No Waxing
Most people love shiny cars because it makes the car look expensive and sleek. To achieve this look, they often opt to wax their car because we all know wax can help give that sparkling effect. However, the problem with this is that it is temporary and easily melts especially when constantly exposed in the sun. A much better option will be paint protection because it can provide the same luster for your car but is more durable compared to wax so it last longer.

4. Front Protection
If you noticed, the most blemishes on your car’s paint can be found at the lower front portion of it. This is because you’re essentially moving forward so stones or other road debris hit this part first. While you can’t really do anything about that road debris, you certainly can do better in protecting your car’s paint by investing on paint protection paint!

5. Increases The Value
Every time you do something on your car to either upgrade its look or performance, it either maintains or increases its value. By deciding to invest in paint protection film you are definitely increasing its value because this prevents exterior damage while making your car look attractive!

Cons

1. Price
Having said that car paint protection film is an investment should immediately cue you into knowing that it doesn’t come cheap. In fact, it may cost thousands of dollars. But, with all the advantages mentioned above, this investment will all be worth it.

2. Wear And Tear
Naturally, the paint protection film will eventually show signs of wear and tear since it’s the one catching all the damage from the road debris, weather, and sunlight that your paint job should have caught if it weren’t for the protective film. However, since you wouldn’t be going out of your way to intentionally damage your car and will surely be taking extra care to prevent premature damage on your car paint on top of the film, it will take years before you see signs of wear and tear.

3. Paint Adhesion
Vinyl wraps in general will adhere better to factory paint jobs on cars that have had no major damage. If your car has been repainted or the finish hasn’t been taken care of, the vinyl wrap may not adhere well and will lead to wrinkling, lifting and bubbling. So this is one thing that you should consider when having your vehicle installed with paint protection film.

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Why Rainwater Is Bad News For Your Car

Why Rainwater Is Bad News For Your Car

Why Rainwater Is Bad News For Your CarYou’d think leaving you’re your car out when it’s pouring is clever because you’re giving it a good wash without you spending a dime. However, what you do not realize is how detrimental this could actually be for your car’s paint.

Too cold or too hot temperature can make your car paint expand and contract and then result to cracking. When this happens, it’d be easier for water or moist to seep through the cracks and create rust.

Aside from that, rainwater forms by collecting several elements from the atmosphere. This means water isn’t the only things hitting your car when it’s pouring. You have other impurities that causes acid rain and deliberately exposing your car to that is bound to cause trouble for you sooner or later.
So generally, there’s constant exposure of your car to rainwater that can lead to cracking, chipping and peeling off the paintwork. Aside from that, you can also end up with buildup of tough stains from the rainwater that can often be very hard to clean and premature rusting and corrosion.

How To Protect Your Car From The Negative Effects Of Rainwater

Park In A Garage When Possible
This might be obvious but people seem to think you only need it during sunny days.

Use A Car Cover
If you can’t find any covered parking space, at least use a car cover so that your paintwork isn’t directly soaked in rainwater.

Wash It Thoroughly
So you forgot your car cover? That can’t be helped sometimes but remember to wash your car after being left in the rain. Your car had just been exposed to a lot of different impurities and when left like that for extended period of time, that can cause serious paint damage on your car. So give it a good car wash.

Do Not Skip Drying
Letting your vehicle air dry will leave unsightly watermarks and will render your hard work useless. . Use a microfiber towel or preferably a weave drying towel to absorb the water and dry the car.

Wax Your Car
Remember that a good wax will easily last 8 – 10 months on a car that will protect the paint of the car from external elements like scratches, dust, contaminants from the rainwater, and UV rays. To be on a safer side, apply a coat of wax every six months on your car to keep it clean and smooth.

Get Car Paint Protection Treatment
We can’t really help the kind of weather you’ll have in the place you live. Whether you have four seasons or two extreme weathers, all you can do is take extra step to protect your car from these. Paint protection in Singapore’s tropical weather will prevent your paint job from fading fast, it also keeps it from expanding and contracting which results to cracking where water or moist can seep through the cracks and create rust.

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Gains and Losses Of Paint Protection Film For Your Car

Gains and Losses Of Paint Protection Film For Your Car

investing in paint protection is a must if you want to preserve your car’s pristine appearance.

If you wait until chips and dings on your car turn into rust before you take care of it, prepare yourself for bigger problem and heftier car repair costs. This is why investing in paint protection is a must if you want to preserve your car’s pristine appearance. However, that’s not to say that paint protection eliminates all risks. So if you’re already planning on getting it done to your car, it pays to know what exactly you could be getting, both the good and the bad.

Gains

1. Paint Protection From Scratches
It’s such a bummer when your beloved car’s good looks get ruined due to scratches. When this happens, it loses its shine, it appears worn out than it really is and no longer looks covetable. The thing is that it doesn’t even take an accident for your car to get scratches, even bird poop that you failed to clean soon enough or loose stone that hits your car while driving can cause that. But this wouldn’t be a problem if your vehicle has paint protection as this will keep your car looking sleek longer than when it doesn’t have it.

2. Protection From Weather
We can’t really help the kind of weather you’ll have in the place you live. Whether you have four seasons or two extreme weathers, all you can do is take extra step to protect your car from these. Paint protection in Singapore’s tropical weather will prevent your paint job from fading fast, it also keeps it from expanding and contracting which results to cracking where water or moist can seep through the cracks and create rust.

3. No Waxing
Most people love shiny cars because it makes the car look expensive and sleek. To achieve this look, they often opt to wax their car because we all know wax can help give that sparkling effect. However, the problem with this is that it is temporary and easily melts especially when constantly exposed in the sun. A much better option will be paint protection because it can provide the same luster for your car but is more durable compared to wax so it last longer.

4. Front Protection
If you noticed, the most blemishes on your car’s paint can be found at the lower front portion of it. This is because you’re essentially moving forward so stones or other road debris hit this part first. While you can’t really do anything about that road debris, you certainly can do better in protecting your car’s paint by investing on paint protection paint!

5. Increases The Value
Every time you do something on your car to either upgrade its look or performance, it either maintains or increases its value. By deciding to invest in paint protection film you are definitely increasing its value because this prevents exterior damage while making your car look attractive!

Losses

1. Price
Having said that car paint protection film is an investment should immediately cue you into knowing that it doesn’t come cheap. In fact, it may cost thousands of dollars. But, with all the advantages mentioned above, this investment will all be worth it.

2. Wear And Tear
Naturally, the paint protection film will eventually show signs of wear and tear since it’s the one catching all the damage from the road debris, weather, and sunlight that your paint job should have caught if it weren’t for the protective film. However, since you wouldn’t be going out of your way to intentionally damage your car and will surely be taking extra care to prevent premature damage on your car paint on top of the film, it will take years before you see signs of wear and tear.

3. Paint Adhesion
Vinyl wraps in general will adhere better to factory paint jobs on cars that have had no major damage. If your car has been repainted or the finish hasn’t been taken care of, the vinyl wrap may not adhere well and will lead to wrinkling, lifting and bubbling. So this is one thing that you should consider when having your vehicle installed with paint protection film.

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Whether you’re a new driver or a veteran one, these car maintenance rules should be followed at all times. Otherwise, you’re not just risking your car’s running and physical condition, but you could also be spending money when you could have saved it and even risking your safety on the road.

The Essentials Of Car Care

The Essentials Of Car Care

Whether you’re a new driver or a veteran one, these car maintenance rules should be followed at all times. Otherwise, you’re not just risking your car’s running and physical condition, but you could also be spending money when you could have saved it and even risking your safety on the road.

Maintain Your Alloys
You don’t have to be speeding for your alloys to catch dirt or get scratched by rocks as you drive. While there’s no way of avoiding this, you can make sure they don’t cause any serious trouble for your car by not letting any dirt stick too long and cleaning them right away. There are a lot of alloy cleaner available in the market to choose from.

Bodywork Care
Aside from the fact that having your car splattered with bird droppings looks completely disgusting, it can also lead to damage on your paint. Try not to park under tall trees. But if you happen to catch your car with droppings already, remove it right way using warm, soapy water and gently rub using microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths may be the most recommended material to use for cleaning your vehicle but if it’s dirty it may cause chips and other damage as well. So make sure you clean it before using it on your car. Also, you might want to avoid driving on rough roads if possible since small stones or rocks may hit the surface of your ride which can result to scratches. Or if there’s no other route, just drive more carefully.

Wax VS Polish
Car polishing is one of the most misunderstood paint care procedures and as a result many individuals skip this important step. Polish is an abrasive compound, which, when worked into the paint using the hand or a polisher, shaves off imperfections of the paint. It levels out the surface and makes it smooth, thereby preparing it for the next step of applying wax or paint sealant. If you wax without polishing the surface first, not only will the paint look dull, but you will also notice that the wax layer will wear off quicker than usual. So ultimately it is a huge waste of your time and resources. Because polish is abrasive as mentioned above, it is important to master polishing techniques especially if you are using a rotary buffer, or you risk burning right through the paint.

Most people love shiny cars because it makes the car look expensive and sleek. To achieve this look, they often opt to wax their car because we all know wax can help give that sparkling effect. However, the problem with this is that it is temporary and easily melts especially when constantly exposed in the sun. A much better option will be paint protection because it can provide the same luster for your car but is more durable compared to wax so it last longer.

Keep Everything Clean
Unclean car isn’t only unsightly but can also lead to unnecessary car repairs. It’s understandable that it’d be hard to squeeze in car washing everyday if you’re busy, but you should at least do it once a week or every time you get a day off and if you really can’t do it yourself then take advantage of the car grooming service that are widely available in Singapore. If you drive on poor conditions a lot, like when it’s rainy or on rough roads you have to get it done more often than once a week. You shouldn’t also forget that it’s necessary that you clean your car inside and out.

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Advantages and Disadvantages Of Investing On Paint Protection Film For Your Car

Advantages and Disadvantages Of Investing On Paint Protection Film For Your Car

Advantages and Disadvantages Of Investing On Paint Protection Film For Your Car

If you wait until chips and dings on your car turn into rust before you take care of it, prepare yourself for bigger problem and heftier car repair costs. This is why investing in paint protection is a must if you want to preserve your car’s pristine appearance. However, that’s not to say that paint protection eliminates all risks. So if you’re already planning on getting it done to your car, it pays to know what exactly you could be getting, both the good and the bad.

Advantages

· Paint Protection From Scratches
It’s such a bummer when your beloved car’s good looks get ruined due to scratches. When this happens, it loses its shine, it appears worn out than it really is and no longer looks cove table. The thing is that it doesn’t even take an accident for your car to get scratches, even bird poop that you failed to clean soon enough or loose stone that hits your car while driving can cause that. But this wouldn’t be a problem if your vehicle has paint protection as this will keep your car looking sleek longer than when it doesn’t have it.

· Protection From Weather
We can’t really help the kind of weather you’ll have in the place you live. Whether you have four seasons or two extreme weathers, all you can do is take extra step to protect your car from these. Paint protection in Singapore’s tropical weather will prevent your paint job from fading fast, it also keeps it from expanding and contracting which results to cracking where water or moisture can seep through the cracks and create rust.

· No Waxing
Most people love shiny cars because it makes the car look expensive and sleek. To achieve this look, they often opt to wax their car because we all know wax can help give that sparkling effect. However, the problem with this is that it is temporary and easily melts especially when constantly exposed in the sun. A much better option will be paint protection because it can provide the same luster for your car but is more durable compared to wax so it last longer.

· Front Protection
If you noticed, the most blemishes on your car’s paint can be found at the lower front portion of it. This is because you’re essentially moving forward so stones or other road debris hit this part first. While you can’t really do anything about that road debris, you certainly can do better in protecting your car’s paint by investing on paint protection paint!

· Increases The Value
Every time you do something on your car to either upgrade its look or performance, it either maintains or increases its value. By deciding to invest in paint protection film you are definitely increasing its value because this prevents exterior damage while making your car look attractive!

Disadvantages

· Price
Having said that car paint protection film is an investment should immediately cue you into knowing that it doesn’t come cheap. In fact, it may cost thousands of dollars. But, with all the advantages mentioned above, this investment will all be worth it.

· Wear And Tear
Naturally, the paint protection film will eventually show signs of wear and tear since it’s the one catching all the damage from the road debris, weather, and sunlight that your paint job should have caught if it weren’t for the protective film. However, since you wouldn’t be going out of your way to intentionally damage your car and will surely be taking extra care to prevent premature damage on your car paint on top of the film, it will take years before you see signs of wear and tear.

· Paint Adhesion
Vinyl wraps in general will adhere better to factory paint jobs on cars that have had no major damage. If your car has been repainted or the finish hasn’t been taken care of, the vinyl wrap may not adhere well and will lead to wrinkling, lifting and bubbling. So this is one thing that you should consider when having your vehicle installed with paint protection film.

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Car Paint Problems And The Proper Way To Address Them

Car Paint Problems And The Proper Way To Address Them

 

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Cars are no longer just a luxury; they have become a necessity too. But we cannot deny that despite the benefit of owning one, maintaining it means another addition to things that you have to spend money on a regular basis. Car repair costs are definitely one of the heftiest expenses of owning a car, especially when it comes to paint problems. To avoid dealing with it more often than you should, here are the proper ways to address common paint problems.

Chemical Damage
A lot of things can cause chemical damage to your car paint. Things from acid rain, tar, sap from a tree, to bird droppings. While some of them may not cause damage as quick as the others, still all of them can cause discoloration and pitting when left unattended for a long time. To avoid them, always park at somewhere covered. But since we can’t be lucky to find one all the time, just clean it off as soon as you see any stain on your paint.

Scratches And Chips
It’s such a bummer when your beloved car’s good looks get ruined due to scratches. When this happens, it loses its shine, it appears worn out than it really is and no longer looks covetable. The thing is that it doesn’t even take an accident for your car to get scratches, even using a dirty microfiber cloth to wipe it or a loose stone that hits your car while driving can cause that. But this wouldn’t be a problem if your vehicle has paint protection as this will keep your car looking sleek longer than when it doesn’t have it.

Weather Related Damage
We can’t really help the kind of weather you’ll have in the place you live. Whether you have four seasons or two extreme weathers, all you can do is take extra step to protect your car from these. Paint protection in Singapore’s tropical weather will prevent your paint job from fading fast, it also keeps it from expanding and contracting which results to cracking where water or moisture can seep through the cracks and create rust. It also helps if you park your car in a covered garage or parking lot as much as possible.

Stay Ahead Of Issues
Whatever the problem with your car’s paint, do not wait too long to get it fixed, especially if the car’s body has been exposed. If you wait until chips and dings on your car turn into rust before you take care of it, prepare yourself for bigger problem and heftier car repair costs. Without protection, the bodywork of the car can begin to corrode. Regular cleaning and drying of the car will be sufficient to handle most problems. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to inspect your car for more serious damage.

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Top 4 Reasons Why Shaded Parking Is A Must

Top 4 Reasons Why Shaded Parking Is A Must

Summer time is a fun season to drive to the beach, go on a road trip, or simply go anywhere because the weather is nice. But while you may not have to worry about slippery roads driving which can be dangerous, it’s the heat of your car that you should be worried about. This is why aside from preparing thick towels to place on the seats, gloves for your hands, and windshield cover, it’s also important to try to park your car in the shade as much as possible.

1. Burnt Thighs And Rear-Ends On Leather Is Not Cool At All
Sitting on hot leather is not only uncomfortable but can also cause strangury. That’s double the worst experience you can have during summer and you didn’t bother to look for a better well shaded parking spot. Believe me, even if you’re wearing jeans, that won’t help shield your legs and butt from hot leather seats.

2. That Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Gets Hot Too
Using gloves may be an easy fix for hot steering wheel but you could’ve saves yourself the trouble if you spend the extra minute to find a shaded parking space. Not to mention that after being exposed to direct sunlight, your fingers would probably still feel the heat even with gloves on.

3. Blistering And Peeling Paint Doesn’t Look Good On Your Car And Wallet
Apart from sitting on hot seat and having to hold a hot steering wheel, your paint is also taking a beating from the harmful UV rays. The heat eventually fades the color of your car and develops all sorts of issues like blistering and peeling. Although you can find good paint protection here in Singapore with a reasonable price, it’s still an unnecessary expenditure if you could avoid it by parking in shaded area in the first place.

4. Hot Car Plastics Can Be A Health Hazard
This is almost the same thing with heating foods in plastic containers in your microwave. When plastics are heated it releases harmful chemicals which may get into food or drinks and eventually in our bodies. When it comes to cars, you may inhale potentially harmful fumes when the plastic in your car warms.

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