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Q: What tips and steps should I follow to care for the CD player?

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What tips and steps should I follow to care for the CD player?

A: While your car’s CD player is designed to b...

While your car’s CD player is designed to be largely maintenance free, there are a few things that you’ll need to know about care and maintenance. Follow the tips below:

  • Don’t insert discs with damaged or peeling labels.

  • Don’t touch the playing surface of a disc – the oils can transfer inside your radio, and they will also smudge the disc, possibly making it skip.

  • Only play round CDs in your player.

  • Never attempt to play a mini-CD in your player.

  • Don’t leave your CDs exposed to high heat or direct sunlight. They can warp and get stuck in the CD player.

  • Clean your CDs regularly, but always wipe from the center toward the outside edge with a clean, soft cloth.

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