Honda Fit manuals

Honda Fit: Exterior Care

Dust off the vehicle body after you drive.

Regularly inspect your vehicle for scratches on painted surfaces. A scratch on a painted surface can result in body rust. If you find a scratch, promptly repair it.

Washing the Vehicle

Wash the vehicle regularly. Wash more frequently when driving in the following conditions:
• If driving on roads with road salt.

• If driving in coastal areas.

• If tar, soot, bird droppings, insects, or tree sap are stuck to painted surfaces.

Do not spray water into the air intake vents or engine compartment. It can cause a malfunction.

Using an Automated Vehicle Wash


Using an Automated Vehicle Wash

• Remove the audio antenna.

• Fold in the door mirrors.

Make sure to follow the instructions indicated on the automated vehicle wash.

Using High Pressure Cleaners

• Keep sufficient distance between the cleaning nozzle and the vehicle body.

• Take particular care around the windows. Standing too close may cause water to enter the vehicle interior. Do not spray water into the engine compartment

Applying Wax

A good coat of automotive body wax helps protect your vehicle’s paint from the elements. Wax will wear off over time and expose your vehicle’s paint to the elements, so reapply as necessary.

NOTICE

Chemical solvents and strong cleaners can damage the paint, metal, and plastic on your vehicle. Wipe up spills immediately.

Maintaining the Bumpers and Other Resin Coated Parts

If you get gasoline, oil, engine coolant, or battery fluid on resin coated parts, they may be stained or the coating may peel. Promptly wipe it away using a soft cloth and clean water.

Ask a dealer about the correct coating material when you want to repair the painted surface of the parts made of resin.

Cleaning the Window

Wipe using a glass cleaner.

Wires are mounted to the inside of the rear window.

Wipe along the same direction as the wires with a soft cloth so as not to damage them.

Maintaining Aluminum Wheels

Aluminum is susceptible to deterioration caused by salt and other road contaminants. Use a sponge and mild detergent to wipe away promptly.

Be careful not to use harsh chemicals (including some commercial wheel cleaners) or a stiff brush. They can damage the clear coat of the aluminum alloy wheels that helps keep the aluminum from corroding and tarnishing.

See also:

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Engine Coolant
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Towing
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