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Subaru Crosstrek Owners Manual: Washing

CAUTION

NOTE

When having your vehicle washed in an automatic car wash, make sure beforehand that the car wash is of suitable type.

suitable type.

The best way to preserve your vehicle's beauty is frequent washing. Wash the vehicle at least once a month to avoid contamination by road grime.

Wash dirt off with a wet sponge and plenty of lukewarm or cold water. Do not wash the vehicle with hot water and in direct sunlight.

Salt, chemicals, insects, tar, soot, tree sap, and bird droppings should be washed off by using a light detergent, as required.

If you use a light detergent, make certain that it is a neutral detergent. Do not use strong soap or chemical detergents. All cleaning agents should be promptly flushed from the surface and not allowed to dry there. Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of lukewarm water. Wipe the remaining water off with a chamois or soft cloth. Wear rubber gloves and use a hand brush when washing down underbody, inner fenders and suspension to effectively remove mud and dirt off.

Exterior care
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Washing the underbody
Chemicals, salts and gravel used for deicing road surfaces are extremely corrosive, accelerating the corrosion of underbody components, such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake cab ...

Other materials:

Removal
EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Quarter TrimREMOVAL1. CROSSTREK MODELCAUTION:• Before handling the airbag system components, refer to “CAUTION” of “General Description” in “AIRBAG SYSTEM”. General Description > CAUTION">• Airbag system sat ...

Defogger and deicer
Rear window defogger Outside mirror defogger (if equipped) Windshield wiper deicer (if equipped) The vehicle is equipped with a rear window defogger. Some models are also equipped with an outside mirror defogger and/or windshield wiper deicer. The defogger and deicer system is acti ...

Safety precautions
CAUTION Do not let dust, oil or water get on or in the access key/transmitter when replacing battery. Be careful not to touch or damage the printed circuit board in the access key/transmitter when replacing the battery. Be careful not to allow children to touch the battery and an ...

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