|The bodywork should be looked after
regularly, especially in winter. This maintenance should not only
concentrate on the paintwork and the metal embellishers but should
take in the underside of the car as well; advice in this connection
can be obtained from any Citroën Dealer.
Never wipe the car when dry, since this will scratch the finish.
Petrol, trichlorethylene and alcohol harm paint and transparent
plastic, such as the sidelamp covers. Do not use strong
detergent solutions either.
|Frequent washing is necessary to keep
the paintwork in good condition but it is nevertheless essential
that certain precautions be observed; here are some reminders.
Never wash the car in full sunlight nor during frost. If the
car has been exposed to the sun or the bonnet is still warm after a
journey, wait until the surfaces have cooled down.
The body should first be rinsed with plenty of clean water applied
either with a soft sponge, exerting no pressure ând rinsing
the sponge often, or with a gentle spray. If a car shampoo is used,
rinse afterwards with plenty of water.
Wipe the car dry using a clean chamois leather which is rinsed and
wrung out frequently; ensure that no spots of water are left on the
When setting off, apply the brakes a few minutes briefly, to dry
out any water on the brake linings.
|The windows can be cleaned with alcohol
or a special glass cleaner. Silicone based products are not
recommended. Pull the windscreen wiper blades forward and clean
them with soapy water without exerting pressure on the rubber edge.