Perform the following to protect the vehicle and maintain it in prime condition.
- Working from top to bottom, liberally apply water to the vehicle body, wheel wells and understand of the vehicle to remove any dirt and dust. Wash the vehicle body using a sponge or soft cloth, such as a chamois.
- For hard-to-remove marks, use car wash soap and rinse thoroughly with water.
- Wipe away any water.
- Wax the vehicle when the water waterproof coating deteriorates.
- If the water does not bead on a clean surface, apply wax when the vehicle body is cool.
- Before washing the vehicle, do the following; fold the mirrors back, remove the antenna.
- Brushes used in automatic car washes may scratch the vehicle surface and harm your vehicle's paint.
Do not allow the nozzles of the car wash to come within close proximity of the windows. Before entering an automatic car wash, check that the fuel filler door on your vehicle is closed properly.
Touch-up paint (if equipped)
Touch-up paint may be used to cover small chips or scratches.
Apply the paint soon after the damage occurs or corrosion may set in. To apply the touch-up paint so it is hardly noticeable, the trick is to apply it only to the bare spots. Apply only the smallest amount possible and do not paint the surface around the scratch or chip.
Remove any dirt immediately by using neutral detergent. Do not use hard brushes or abrasive cleaners. Do not use strong or harsh chemicals cleaners.
Use the same mild detergent and wax as used on the point.
Bumpers and side molding
Do not scrub with abrasive cleaners.
To prevent deterioration and body corrosion
- Wash the vehicle immediately in the following cases:
- After driving near the sea coast
- After driving on salted roads
- If you see coal tar or tree sap on the paint surface
- If you see dead insects or insect droppings on the paint
- After driving in an area contaminated with soot, oily smoke, mine dust, iron powder or chemical substances
- If the vehicle becomes heavily soiled in dust or mud
- If liquids such as benzene or gasoline are spilled on the paint surface
- If the paint is chipped or scratched, have it repaired immediately.
Caution about the exhaust pipe
Exhaust gasses cause the exhaust pipe to become quite hot.
When washing the vehicle, be careful not to touch the pipe until it has cooled sufficiently, as touching a hot exhaust pipe can cause burns.
To protect your vehicle's painted surfaces
Do not use organic cleaners such as benzene or gasoline.
Cleaning the exterior lights
Wash carefully .Do not use organic substances or scrub with a hard brush.
This may damage the surface of the lights.
Do not apply wax on the surface lights.
Wax may cause damage to the lenses.