TRUCK SERVICE MANUAL
1. GENERAL INSTRUCTION
Adequate protection and storage of new vehicles is a
strict responsibility of the dealer or branch.
The following procedures are to be used for storing all
vehicles. Satisfactory storage arrangements are less
costly and troublesome in the long run than haphazard,
Claims arising from loss and damage that occur while
the vehicle is in storage will not be considered for
reimbursement by the Warranty Processing Center.
As rapid stock turnover is desirable, sales efforts
should be centered on those vehicles that have been on
hand and in storage for the longest period of time.
Check your own arrangements against the following
unnecessary expense and selling problems.
Whenever possible, vehicles should be stored indoors
in a dry, well ventilated area and protected from
sunlight. When circumstances do not permit, definite
precautions must be taken to eliminate conditions
Do not park near transformers or electrical motors,
as when the protection wax contained in the tire
compound cracks, ozone in the air will attack the
Do not park near trees, or where high weeds or grass
exist. This will prevent damage from birds, tree and
weed sad or insects which cause stain.
Do not park near railroad tracks, industrial smoke
areas, paint shops, or where street and road splash
could contact vehicle.
When the vehicle cannot be parked on a level
surface, block wheels.
If necessary wash vehicle. Washing should be
followed by wiping of horizontal surfaces to remove
any water. Never wash the vehicle in the direct rays
of the hot sun nor when the sheet metal is hot to the
touch, as this may cause streaks on the finish. Do
not use hot water or strong soaps or detergents or
wise off dirt when the surface is dry as this will
scratch the paint.
WAXING OR POLISHING NEW VEHICLES
Prior to use of any wax or polish, vehicle must be
Carefully check the paint and touch up) all exposed
primed or raw metal surfaces to prevent rust.
Clean and wax all chrome and Stainless steel metal
parts with a thick coat of custom auto wax to prevent
discoloration from the elements. NOTE: After each
washing be sure that the chrome and bright metal
parts are rewaxed as necessary.
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