Hyundai Elantra: Bright-metal maintenance - Exterior care - Appearance care - Maintenance - Hyundai Elantra MD 2010-2018 Owners manualHyundai Elantra: 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.
    Finish damage repair
    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. ✽ NOTICE If your vehicle is dama ...

    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 fu ...