MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
Build-up of debris or flammable
material in and around the ve-
hicle chassis, engine, and ex-
problems and increase the risk of
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 vehicle
outside and stop the engine. Al-
low the engine to cool, then re-
move any collected debris. Do
not park or store the vehicle in an
enclosed space prior to inspect-
ing for build-up of debris or flam-
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 and brake fluid will damage
the finish of painted and plastic sur-
faces: wash them off immediately.
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; water
can penetrate seals and electrical
components and damage your mo-
Avoid spraying water in delicate
areas such as in air intakes, fuel sys-
tem, brake components, electrical