Buick LaCrosse: Finish Care - Exterior Care - Appearance Care - Vehicle Care - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Finish Care

Application of aftermarket clearcoat sealant/wax materials is not recommended. If painted surfaces are damaged, see your dealer to have the damage assessed and repaired. Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc., can damage the vehicle's finish if they remain on painted surfaces. Wash the vehicle as soon as possible.

If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter.

Occasional hand waxing or mild polishing should be done to remove residue from the paint finish. See your dealer for approved cleaning products.

Notice:
Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on a basecoat/clearcoat paint finish may damage it. Use only non-abrasive waxes and polishes that are made for a basecoat/clearcoat paint finish on the vehicle.

To keep the paint finish looking new, keep the vehicle garaged or covered whenever possible.

    Washing the Vehicle
    To preserve the vehicle's finish, wash it often and out of direct sunlight. Notice: Do not use petroleum based, acidic, or abrasive cleaning agents as they can damage the vehicle's paint, ...

    Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
    Regularly clean bright metal parts with water or chrome polish on chrome or stainless steel trim, if necessary. For aluminum, never use auto or chrome polish, steam, or caustic soap to clea ...

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    Compass display (if so equipped)
    This unit measures terrestrial magnetism and indicates the direction of the vehicle’s heading. With the ignition switch placed in the ON position, press the button as described in the chart b ...

    MUTE button (if equipped)
    Press this button if you wish to immediately cut the volume to zero. The audio display will show “MUTE”. If you press the button again, the original sound volume will return and “MUTE” tu ...

    Energy recovery
    The energy of motion of the vehicle is converted to electrical energy while coasting. The vehicle battery is partially charged and fuel consumption can be lowered. ...