Volvo S60 2003 Owner Manual

2 0 0 3, VOLVO, Car care, Washing and cleaning the car

2 0 0 3, VOLVO, Car care, Washing and cleaning the car

2003 Volvo S60 
2 0 0 3  
VOLVO 
S60
Car care
 
pg. 113 Car care
 
Washing and cleaning the 
car 
114
Paint touch up 
116
pg. 114 Car care 
Washing and cleaning the car
q     
The car should be washed at regular intervals since dirt, dust, insects and tar spots adhere to the paint 
and may cause damage. It is particularly important to wash the car frequently in the wintertime to 
prevent corrosion, when salt has been used on the roads. 
q     
When washing the car, do not expose it to direct sunlight. Use lukewarm water to soften the dirt 
before you wash with a sponge, and plenty of water, to avoid scratching. 
q     
Bird droppings: Remove from paintwork as soon as possible. Otherwise the finish may be 
permanently damaged. 
q     
A detergent can be used to facilitate the softening of dirt and oil. 
q     
A water-soluble grease solvent may be used in cases of sticky dirt. However, use a wash place 
equipped with a drainage separator. 
q     
Dry the car with a clean chamois and remember to clean the drain holes in the doors and rocker 
panels. 
q     
Tar spots can be removed with kerosene or tar remover after the car has been washed. 
q     
A stiff-bristle brush and lukewarm soapy water can be used to clean the wiper blades. Frequent 
cleaning improves visibility considerably. 
q     
Wash off the dirt from the underside (wheel housings, fenders, etc.). 
q     
In areas of high industrial fallout, more frequent washing is recommended. 
CAUTION: 
During high pressure washing, the spray mouthpiece must never be closer to the vehicle than 13" (30 
cm). Do not spray into the locks. 
When washing or steam cleaning the engine, avoid spraying water or steam directly on the electrical 
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