Build-up of debris or flammable
material in and around the vehi-
cle chassis, engine, and exhaust
can cause mechanical problems
and increase the risk of fire.
When operating the vehicle in
conditions that allow debris or
flammable material to collect in
and around the vehicle, inspect
the engine, electrical component
and exhaust areas frequently. If
debris or flammable materials
have collected, park the vehi-
cle outside and stop the engine.
Allow the engine to cool, then
remove any collected debris. Do
not park or store the vehicle in
an enclosed space prior to in-
specting for build-up of debris
or flammable materials.
MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
Be sure the engine and exhaust are
cool before washing.
Avoid applying degreaser to seals,
brake pads, and tires.
Avoid all harsh chemicals, solvents,
detergents, and household cleaning
products such as ammonia-based
Gasoline, brake fluid, and coolant
will damage the finish of painted and
plastic surfaces: wash them off im-
Avoid wire brushes, steel wool, and
all other abrasive pads or brushes.
Use care when washing the head-
light lens and other plastic parts as
they can easily be scratched.
Avoid using pressure washers; wa-
ter can penetrate seals and electrical
components and damage your mo-
Avoid spraying water in delicate
areas such as in air intakes, fuel