2017 Hyundai Elantra Owners Manual

Finish damage repair
Bright-metal maintenance
Underbody maintenance
Deep scratches or stone chips in the     •  To  remove  road  tar  and  insects,     Corrosive  materials used for ice  and
painted  surface   must  be   repaired
promptly. Exposed metal  will quickly
rust  and may  develop  into  a major
repair expense.
use a tar remover, not a scraper or     snow  removal and  dust control  may
other sharp object.                               collect  on  the  underbody.  If  these
materials are  not removed,  acceler-
ated 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 under-
body and  wheel openings  with luke-
warm  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.
To  protect the  surfaces  of  bright-
metal parts from corrosion, apply a
coating of  wax  or chrome  preser-
vative and rub to a high  luster.
During winter weather or in coastal
areas, cover the bright  metal parts
with  a  heavier coating  of  wax  or
preservative. If necessary, coat the
parts with non-corrosive petroleum
jelly or other protective compound.
If  your  vehicle   is  damaged  and
requires    any   metal    repair    or
replacement,   be  sure   the  body
shop applies anti-corrosion materi-
als to the parts repaired or replaced.
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