1.76. Prevention of corrosion and periodic leaving

Protection of the car against corrosion

Using the most advanced technologies and ways of protection against corrosion, HYUNDAI makes quality cars. However, ensuring long-term protection against corrosion of the car of HYUNDAI, requires also your help and assistance.

Usual reasons of corrosion

The most usual causes of corrosion on your car it:

– the road salt, dirt and moisture collecting under the car bottom;
– chips of paint or sheetings stones, gravel, the insignificant chips and dents leaving the unprotected metal as a result of corrosion.

Moisture generates corrosion

Moisture creates conditions for the most intensive emergence of corrosion. For example, emergence of corrosion considerably accelerates at high humidity, especially at a water freezing temperature. In such conditions, korrozionno active materials contact to the surfaces of the car through badly evaporating moisture. Dirt is a typical reason of corrosion because it slowly dries and promotes contact of moisture with the car. Even if dirt seems dry, it still may contain moisture and to promote emergence of corrosion. High temperatures can promote too emergence of corrosion of badly ventilated parts of the car on which moisture can accumulate. For these reasons, it is very important to keep the car clean from dirt and accumulation of other materials. It belongs not only to visible sites, but also to the car bottom.

In winter time drench with a water stream the car bottom at least once a month and carefully wash out it after the end of the winter period.

At a sink of the bottom of the car pay special attention to details under wings and other details hidden from eyes. Do work carefully. The simple sink, but not careful purification of the collected dirt can accelerate rather emergence of corrosion, than prevent its emergence. Water under pressure and steam are rather effective during removal of the collected dirt and korrozionno active materials.

When cleaning the lower panels of doors, amplifiers and details of a frame you watch that drainage openings were open that moisture could evaporate and did not accumulate inside, accelerating emergence of corrosion.

Scratches or chips on a paint and varnish covering need to be covered with the restoring paint as soon as possible for reduction of risk of possible emergence of corrosion.

Moisture can gather under floor mats and a carpet and to cause emergence of corrosion. Periodically check lack of moisture under floor mats and a carpet.

Sink and putting wax paste

The wash of the car when its surface is heated by sunshine, is inadmissible. Always wash your car in a shadow.

Wash your car as often as possible. Dirt is abrasive material and can scratch the car if not to wash away it. The polluted air or an acid rain can damage a paint and varnish covering during chemical reaction if to leave their rest to contact to the surface of the car. In winter time or after driving on the dirty wet road, carefully wash out the car bottom. To remove imposings of dirt and korrozionno active materials use a strong stream of water. Use high-quality solution for a wash of the car and follow instructions of his manufacturer on packing. Do not use strong household cleaners, gasoline, solvents and abrasive cleaners as it can damage a paint and varnish covering of the car.

Use a pure sponge or fabric, often moistening it, and do not damage a paint and varnish covering too strong friction. If dirt dried, carefully moisten and accurately remove it.
For a sink of wheels use a soft brush or the rag moistened in the neutral washing solution from rough wool.

For cleaning of plastic wheel caps use a pure sponge or soft fabric and water.
Wash aluminum rims with the weak neutral washing solution or neutral detergent. Do not use abrasive cleaners. Protect the unprotected metal surfaces by a sink, polishings and putting wax paste. As aluminum is subject to corrosion, pay to aluminum rims in the winter special attention. After driving on the roads covered with salt carefully wash such rims.

After a wash of the car carefully wipe it. After drying, soap water leaves stains on paint.

At warm weather and low humidity, perhaps, it will be required to wipe each detail of the car after a sink at once not to leave stains on paint.

At detection of dents or scratches on a paint and varnish covering, cover them with repair paint to prevent emergence of corrosion.

Cleaning of spots

Do not use gasoline, strong solutions or korrozionno active cleaning means. It can damage a paint and varnish covering. For removal of road tar use the pure soft fabric moistened with turpentine.

For removal of the remains of insects or juice of trees use warm water and the weak neutral washing solution or solution for a car wash. Moisten a sponge and slightly rub. If the covering lost the gloss, use the polish which is available on sale for cars.

Polishing and putting wax paste

Before application полироля and wax paste surely wash up and dry up the car.
Use only high-quality means which are available on sale and follow instructions of the manufacturer on packing. Polish and apply wax paste, both on a paint and varnish covering, and on brilliant facing.

Repeated putting wax paste

Repeated polishing and putting wax paste should be made when water does not form a drop any more and rolls down on a pure surface, and spreads on the big square.

Care of bumpers

For care of bumpers of your car of HYUNDAI it is necessary to observe some precautionary measures:

Be accurate, do not allow hit of electrolyte for the rechargeable battery or brake fluid on bumpers. If it occurred, immediately wash up the car clear water.

Be accurate when cleaning surfaces of a bumper. They are made of soft plastic and their surface can be damaged at maloperation. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
Use warm water and the weak neutral washing solution or solution for a car wash.

Do not subject bumpers to influence of high temperatures. For example, when painting the car in the high-temperature drying camera, surely remove bumpers from the car.

Cleaning of a vinyl upholstery

For cleaning of a vinyl upholstery at first remove crumbs and dust by means of the vacuum cleaner. Then use solution of neutral detergent in warm water, using a pure sponge or soft fabric. If on an upholstery still there were spots, repeat operations until they it is cleared. Do not use gasoline, solvent for paint and other strong cleaners.

Cleaning of an upholstery from genuine leather

During normal operation the upholstery from genuine leather, as well as other materials, will collect dust and dirt. They need to be cleaned as they can eat in skin and cause its damage.

Behind thin skin it is necessary to watch and clean if it is necessary. The careful washing of skin will make water with soap skin brilliant, and it will serve very long. Process leather suede fabric, using neutral detergent and warm water. Carefully wash up skin, wipe it dry damp fabric and then dry up by means of dry fabric. Do it as often as possible that skin was not salted.

At a dressing, enough oils is added to skin, and there is no need of addition of oil on skin during its operation. Addition of oil on the surface of skin will not bring any benefit and can even do much harm. Use of cleaners for carpets and polish just for decoration is not allowed.

Cleaning of carpets

Use the foaming cleaners for carpets. Cleaners of this kind can be made in aerosol packages, in the form of liquid or powder. Read instructions on packing and follow them.
Use the vacuum cleaner for removal as it is possible bigger amount of dirt. Put the foaming cleaner, following instructions of the manufacturer, and then erase roundabouts. Do not add water. Such cleaners are most effective when drawing on a dry carpet.

Cleaning of seat belts

For cleaning of seat belts, use the fabric or a sponge moistened in neutral detergent with warm water. Do not use strong cleaners, bleach or abrasive cleaners as it can weaken material of a tape of a seat belt.
When cleaning belts, check them for lack of excessive wear, a razlokhmachivaniye or other signs of damage and replace them if necessary.

Sink of glasses

For a sink of glasses it is possible to use any household glass cleaner. However, at a sink of inside of back glass, be accurate, do not damage heating wires of a heater of back glass.