Buick Regal: Underbody Maintenance - Exterior Care - Appearance Care - Vehicle Care - Buick Regal Owners ManualBuick Regal: Underbody Maintenance

Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, corrosion and rust can develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection.

At least every spring, flush these materials from the underbody with plain water. Clean any areas where mud and debris can collect. Dirt packed in close areas of the frame should be loosened before being flushed. Your dealer or an underbody car washing system can do this.

    Finish Damage
    Any stone chips, fractures, or deep scratches in the finish should be repaired right away. Bare metal will corrode quickly and may develop into major repair expense. Minor chips and scratches can be ...

    Chemical Paint Spotting
    Some weather and atmospheric conditions can create a chemical fallout. Airborne pollutants can fall upon and attack painted surfaces on the vehicle. This damage can take two forms: blotchy, ring-shape ...

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    Canada-spec. models
    1) Trip meter A/B selection and trip meter reset knob (page 3-6) 2) Tachometer (page 3-7) 3) Trip meter and odometer (page 3-6) 4) Speedometer (page 3-6) 5) Multi function display switching knob ...

    Checking Brake Fluid
    The brake/clutch fluid can be checked without taking off the cap by looking at the brake/clutch fluid reservoir. The fluid level should be above MIN. If it is not, have the brake/ clutch hydraulic sy ...

    Reporting Safety Defects
    In the US If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administratio ...