Hyundai Elantra Owners and Service Manuals

Hyundai Elantra: Appearance Care. Exterior Care / Bright-metal maintenance. Underbody maintenance

Bright-metal maintenance

  • To remove road tar and insects, use a tar remover, not a scraper or other sharp object.
  • To protect the surfaces of bright metal parts from corrosion, apply a coating of wax or chrome preservative 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.

Underbody maintenance

Corrosive materials used for ice and snow removal and dust control may collect on the underbody. If these materials are not removed, accelerated 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 underbody and wheel openings with lukewarm 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.

WARNING

After washing the vehicle, test the brakes while driving slowly to see if they have been affected by water. If braking performance is impaired, dry the brakes by applying them lightly while maintaining a slow forward speed.

    Repairing your vehicle’s finish

    Deep scratches or stone chips in the painted surface must be repaired promptly. Exposed metal will quickly rust and may develop into a major repair expense...

    Aluminum wheel maintenance

    The aluminum wheels are coated with a clear protective finish. NOTICE Do not use abrasive cleaner, polishing compound, solvent, or wire brushes on aluminum wheels...

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    Hyundai Elantra (CN7) 2021-2024 Service Manual: Hood Insulator Pad


    Repair procedures Replacement    • Be careful not to scratch the hood panel. 1.Using a clip remover, remove the clips and then the hood insulator pad (A).2.To install, reverse the removal procedure.    • Replace any damaged clips (or pin - type retainers)...

    Hyundai Elantra (CN7) 2021-2024 Owner's Manual: Storage compartment


    WARNING Never store cigarette lighters, propane cylinders, or other flammable/explosive materials in the vehicle. These items may catch fire and/or explode if the vehicle is exposed to hot temperatures for extended periods. WARNING ALWAYS keep the storage compartment covers closed securely while driving...

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    Odometer

    The odometer indicates the total distance that the vehicle has been driven and should be used to determine when periodic maintenance should be performed.

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