Ford Escape: Paint chips - Cleaning - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Paint chips

Your authorized dealer has touch-up paint to match your vehicle’s color.

Take your color code (printed on a sticker in the driver’s door jamb) to your authorized dealer to ensure you get the correct color.

• Remove particles such as bird droppings, tree sap, insect deposits, tar spots, road salt and industrial fallout before repairing paint chips.
• Always read the instructions before using the products.

    Waxing
    • Wash the vehicle first. • Use a quality wax that does not contain abrasives. • Do not allow paint sealant to come in contact with any non-body (low-gloss black) colored trim, such as graine ...

    Aluminum wheels and wheel covers
    Aluminum wheels and wheel covers are coated with a clear coat paint finish. In order to maintain their shine: • Clean weekly with Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner, which is available from your ...

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    Add-on Electrical Equipment
    The OnStar system is integrated into the electrical architecture of the vehicle. Do not add any electrical equipment. See Add-On Electrical Equipment on page 9‑64. Added electrical equipment ...

    Tires
    WARNING Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects the ability to steer or brake the vehicle. You may lose control of the vehicle. Continued driving with a flat tire will cause exces ...

    Opening the tailgate manually
    Opening the tailgate manually The tailgate is held closed by an electronic locking mechanism. To open: 1. Press lightly on the rubberized plate under the handle to release the lock. 2. Lift t ...