When washing your vehicle in the winter: Water and ice in the braking
system can affect the braking efficiency – risk of accident!
Take care when cleaning the underbody or the inside of the wheel wells -
there is a risk of injury from sharp metal parts!
Do not wash the vehicle in direct sunlight, do not exert pressure on the body
while washing. The temperature of the washing water should be no more than
60 °C max. - otherwise there is a risk of damaging the vehicle paint.
Before driving through a car wash fold in the exterior mirrors - risk of dam-
For vehicles with roof antenna the antenna rod should be unscrewed before
driving through a car wash - there is a risk of damage.
Washing the vehicle with high-pressure cleaners
Do not wash the foils using pressure washers - there is a risk of damage.
Do not aim the water jet directly at the lock cylinders or the door or opening
joints when washing the vehicle in the winter – there is a risk of freezing.
During cleaning, always keep a sufficiently large spraying distance in particu-
lar from the parking sensors, the external decorative and protective plastic
parts (e.g. roof racks, spoilers, protective strips) and other vehicle parts made
of non-metallic materials, such as rubber hoses or insulation materials - other-
wise there is a risk of damage.
Exterior car care
Read and observe and on page 105 first.
Clear water, cloth, (clean as soon as
No water drop-
lets form on the
Use hard wax preserve (at least twice a
year), apply wax to clean and dry body
Paint has gone
Use polish, then wax (if the polish does
not contain any preservative ingredi-
Clear water, cloth / sponge, possibly
cleaners provided for this purpose
clear water, cloth, possibly cleaners
provided for this purpose, clean then
polish with a soft dry cloth
and external mir-
Wash with clean water and dry with a
wipe specifically for that purpose
Head / tail lights
Door lock cylin-
De-icing fluid specifically for that pur-
Wiper / wiper
Windscreen cleaner, sponge or cloth
Clear water, then apply appropriate
A mild soap solution consisting of 2 tablespoons of natural soap to 1 litre of lukewarm water.
The jack is maintenance-free. If necessary, the moving parts of the jack should
be lubricated with a suitable lubricant.
Protection of cavities
All the cavities of your vehicle which are at risk from corrosion are protected
by a layer of long-lasting protective wax applied in the factory.