Mercedes-Benz GLC : Cleaning and care / Notes on care of vehicle parts

WARNING Risk of entrapment if the windshield wipers are switched on while the windshield is being cleaned

If the windshield wipers are set in motion while you are cleaning the windshield or wiper blades, you can be trapped by the wiper arm.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on care of vehicle parts Always switch off the windshield wipers and the ignition before cleaning the windshield or wiper blades.

WARNING Risk of burns from the tailpipe and tailpipe trims

The exhaust tailpipe and tailpipe trims can become very hot. If you come into contact with these parts of the vehicle, you could burn yourself.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on care of vehicle parts Always be particularly careful around the tailpipe and the tailpipe trims and supervise children especially closely in this area.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on care of vehicle parts Allow vehicle parts to cool down before touching them.

To avoid damage to the vehicle, observe the notes on cleaning and care of the following vehicle parts:

Wheels and rims

  • Use water and acid-free alloy wheel cleaners.
  • Do not use acidic alloy wheel cleaners to remove brake dust. This could damage wheel bolts and brake components.
  • To avoid corrosion of the brake discs and brakepads, drive the vehicle for a few minutes after cleaning before parking it. The brake discs and brakepads warm up and dry out.

Windows

  • Clean the windows inside and outside with a damp cloth and with a cleaning agent recommended for Mercedes-Benz.
  • Do not use dry cloths or abrasive or solventbased cleaning agents to clean the inside of windows.

Wiper blades

  • Move the wiper arms into the replacement position.
  • With the wiper arms folded out, clean the wiper blades with a damp cloth.
  • Do not clean the wiper blades too often.

Exterior lighting

  • Clean the lenses with a wet sponge and mild cleaning agent, e.g. car shampoo.
  • Only use cleaning agents or cleaning cloths that are suitable for plastic lenses.

Sensors

  • Clean the sensors in the front and rear bumpers with a soft cloth and car shampoo.
  • When using a power washer, maintain a minimum distance of 11.8 in (30 cm).

Running boards

  • Use water and acid-free cleaning agents.
  • Do not clean the aluminum trim insert of the running board with alkaline or acidic cleaning agents such as wheel cleaners. Do not use acidic alloy wheel cleaners to remove brake dust. The aluminum trim inserts could otherwise be damaged.

Rear view camera and surround view camera

  • Open the camera cover with the multimedia system.
  • Use clean water and a soft cloth to clean the camera lens.
  • Do not use a power washer.

Tailpipes

  • Clean with a cleaning agent recommended for Mercedes-Benz, especially in the winter and after washing the vehicle.
  • Do not use acidic cleaning agents.

Trailer hitch

  • Observe the notes on care in the trailer hitch manufacturer's operating instructions.
  • Do not clean the ball neck with a power washer or solvent.
  • Remove traces of rust on the ball, for example, with a wire brush.
  • Remove dirt with a lint-free cloth.
  • After cleaning, lightly oil or grease the ball head.

Before using trailers with anti-torsional coupling, observe the manufacturer's operating instructions.

    Notes on cleaning decorative foils

    Observe the notes on matte finish care in the chapter "Notes on paintwork/matte finish paintwork care". They also apply to matte decorative foils. Observe the notes on cleaning decorative foils to avoid vehicle damage...

    Notes on care of the interior

    WARNING Risk of injury from plastic parts breaking off after the use of solvent- based care products Care and cleaning products containing solvents can cause surfaces in the cockpit to become porous...

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