SAN DIEGO — Maintaining an automobile can be a daunting task. For many people, keeping a car or truck running smoothly is a job most often reserved for a professional. But armed with some know-how and a few of the right tools, even those who are not mechanically inclined can perform basic and preventative maintenance.
To help make the process easier, WD-40 has developed a brochure of tips and tricks for everyday auto maintenance. Designed with the help of NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ward Burton, the Stock Car Full of Uses brochure features simple diagrams illustrating how WD-40 can be used to help with upkeep.
"Fans have written us for years suggesting hundreds of different uses for WD-40 on their vehicles," said Helen Way, brand manager for WD-40. "We leveraged our partnership with NASCAR and Ward Burton to put together a piece that wraps the most helpful of those hints into an illustrated and helpful brochure."
From maintaining a tachometer to removing dead insects from the exterior, the brochure details how WD-40 can clean, lubricate and protect just about everything on a vehicle. Used by professional drivers, mechanics and crew, WD-40 is the multi-purpose problem solver of NASCAR.
The brochure is free to consumers and available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to "WD-40 Stock Car Full of Uses," P.O. Box 881515, San Diego, CA 92168-1515. Those interested in a sneak peek can visit http://wd40.com/racing/car_care.html to view a thumbnail sketch of the brochure.
While visiting the Racing section, users can register for the "WD-40 Pace Car Superstar" sweepstakes through Aug. 31. The sweepstakes, free to enter, will net one lucky fan a trip to a NASCAR Winston Cup race for a ride in the passenger seat of a pace car. Visitors can also check out Ward Burton’s weekly race recaps and learn more about how WD-40 and racing go hand-in-hand.
WD-40 Company, with headquarters in San Diego, is a global consumer products company with brands that deliver above expectation performance at extremely good value to end users who buy in a variety of trade channels. WD-40 Company produces multi-purpose lubricants, WD-40® and 3-IN-ONE®, the Lava® and Solvol® brands of heavy-duty hand cleaners, and household products X-14®, 2000 Flushes® and Carpet Fresh®. WD-40 Company markets its products in more than 160 countries worldwide, and recorded sales of $174.6 million in fiscal 2001.
Additional information about WD-40 Company may be obtained on the World Wide Web at www.wd40.com.