Chevrolet C1500 Dash Cover
Maintenance Tips You Can Use for the Chevrolet C1500 Dash Cover
Cleaning and maintaining the dash covers of your Chevrolet C1500 can be a hassle, but it is necessary if you want to keep your dashboard cover last longer. Dash covers are also vulnerable to wear and aging, and without regular care, they will deteriorate quickly. If you want to maximize the life service of your Chevrolet C1500 dash cover, periodic maintenance is a must. In this guide, we'll share a few simple yet effective tips on how to maintain the dash covers in your truck.
- For dust and debris, use a vacuum.
For dry particulates such as dust and food crumbs, there's still no better way to remove them from the dash cover than with a good vacuuming. Ideally, the dash covers must be cleaned at least once every two weeks to prevent dirt from accumulating especially on those hard-to-reach areas. We also recommend using a hand brush or a brush attachment while vacuuming to help "lift" off stubborn dirt and dust particles off the dash cover surface.
- For tough stains, use carpet cleaner.
Mild stains can usually be fixed with spot cleaning using mild detergent and water, but for really bad cases, it's best to resort to carpet cleaner. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully and use protective gloves as the cleaner contains harsh chemicals.
- Don't use a washing machine to clean the cover.
While dash covers might look tough enough to withstand a cycle in your washing machine, but in reality, they are too fragile for that. The constant tumbling and immersion in detergent will cause the cover material to weaken and fray, and continuous washings will eventually lead to the dash cover disintegrating. In addition, soaking the dash cover completely in water will make it difficult to dry off, leading to molds on the cover's surface.
- Use a windshield sun shade to prevent premature fading of the covers.
Constant exposure to the sun will eventually cause the dash cover to fade, but you can slow this down by placing a sun shade on your windshield while parking under the sun. Aside from keeping your truck's interior cool, the sun shade also reflects back UV rays that causes fading on the cover fabric.