Ford Kuga
 Owners Manual
Vehicle Care
Cleaning the Exterior

We recommend that you wash your vehicle regularly with a sponge and lukewarm water containing a neutral pH car shampoo.

Never use strong household detergents or soap, such as dish washing or laundry liquid. These products can discolor and can cause spotting on painted surfaces.

Never wash your vehicle when it is hot to the touch or during exposure to strong, direct sunlight.

Dry your vehicle with a chamois or soft terry cloth towel in order to eliminate water spotting.

Immediately remove items such as gasoline, diesel fuel, bird droppings and insect deposits as they can cause damage to your vehicle's paintwork and trim over time.

Suntan lotions and insect repellents can damage any painted surface. If these substances come in to contact with your vehicle, wash them off as soon as possible.

Using a Car Wash


  • If you use a car wash with a waxing cycle, make sure that you remove the wax from the windshield.
  • Switch the heater blower off to prevent contamination of the fresh air filter.

Prior to using a car wash facility check the suitability of it for your vehicle.

Some car wash installations use water at high pressure. This could damage certain parts of your vehicle.

Remove any exterior accessories, including the antenna, before using an automatic car wash.

Cleaning the Headlamps


  • Do not scrape the headlamp lenses or use abrasives, alcoholic solvents or chemical solvents to clean them.
  • Do not wipe the headlamps when they are dry.

Cleaning the Chrome Trim

Do not use abrasives or chemical solvents.

Use soapy water.

Do not apply cleaning product to hot surfaces.

Do not leave cleaning product on chrome surfaces longer than recommended.

Industrial-strength (heavy-duty) cleaners, or cleaning chemicals, may cause damage over a period of time.


Flush the complete underside of your vehicle frequently. Keep body and door drain holes free from packed dirt.

Cleaning Plastic Exterior Parts

Use only approved products to clean plastic parts.

    More about «Vehicle Care»:

    Cleaning the Exterior

    Cleaning the Interior

    Repairing Minor Paint Damage

    Cleaning the Alloy Wheels

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