Hyundai Elantra: Exterior Care / Bright-metal maintenance, Underbody maintenance

Hyundai Elantra AD (2016-2020) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Appearance Care / Exterior Care / Bright-metal maintenance, Underbody maintenance

Bright-metal maintenance

Underbody maintenance

Corrosive materials used for ice and snow removal and dust control may collect on the underbody. If these materials are not removed, accelerated rusting can occur on underbody parts such as the fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system, even though they have been treated with rust protection.

Thoroughly flush the vehicle underbody and wheel openings with lukewarm or cold water once a month, after off-road driving and at the end of each winter. Pay special attention to these areas because it is difficult to see all the mud and dirt. It will do more harm than good to wet down the road grime without removing it. The lower edges of doors, rocker panels, and frame members have drain holes that should not be allowed to clog with dirt; trapped water in these areas can cause rusting.

WARNING

After washing the vehicle, test the brakes while driving slowly to see if they have been affected by water. If braking performance is impaired, dry the brakes by applying them lightly while maintaining a slow forward speed.

Repairing your vehicle's finish
Deep scratches or stone chips in the painted surface must be repaired promptly. Exposed metal will quickly rust and may develop into a major repair expense. NOTICE If your vehicle is damaged and r ...

Aluminum wheel maintenance
The aluminum wheels are coated with a clear protective finish. NOTICE Do not use abrasive cleaner, polishing compound, solvent, or wire brushes on aluminum wheels. Clean the wheel when it ha ...

Other information:

Hyundai Elantra AD (2016-2020) Service Manual: Repair procedures
Refrigerant System Service Basics Refrigerant Recovery Use only service equipment that is U.L-listed and is certified to meet the requirements of SAE J2210 to remove HFC-134a(R-134a) from the air conditioning system.     • Air conditioning refrigerant or lubricant va ...

Hyundai Elantra AD (2016-2020) Owners Manual: Limitations of the system
The driver must be cautious in the below situations because the system may not detect other vehicles or objects in certain circumstances: The vehicle is driven in inclement weather such as heavy rain or snow. The sensor is polluted with rain, snow, mud, etc. The rear bumper where the senso ...

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