Chevrolet Cavalier Dash Cover
How to Care for and Maintain the Chevrolet Cavalier Dash Cover: 3 Essential Tips
The dash cover for the Chevrolet Cavalier can last anywhere from one year to as much as a decade depending on how well it is maintained. So if you want to avoid buying replacements for your Chevrolet Cavalier dash cover, here are some handy tips to follow:
- Use a vacuum to remove any dust and dry particles from the dash.
Dash covers can quickly accumulate dust and debris especially if you often place items on it frequently, so regular vacuuming is a must to keep it top shape. For carpet dash covers, you can hook up a brush attachment to the nozzle or brush the surface of the dash cover with a carpet brush while vacuuming to lift up any particles that are deeply embedded in the cover fabric.
- Make sure that the dash cover does not block an air vent or hands over the front edge of the dash.
If this occurs, it means that the dash cover is not properly aligned to the dash board. As a rule of thumb, the cover should be in line with the defroster vents to guarantee a proper centering. In some cases, this can often be fixed by pushing the cover further back between the windshield and the dashboard. You can use a putty knife or a stiff ruler to push from underneath the dash; do not use sharp objects as this may pierce the fabric.
- Invest in a windshield sun shade to prevent the cover from fading.
Aside from dirt and stains, UV-ray damage is another major cause of wear in dash covers. Under constant exposure, the dash cover will gradually fade over time, especially if the cover has a dark color. So if you are parking under the sun, place a sun shade on the windshield to protect the dash cover. You'll also have the added benefit of reducing the unbearable heat of the car interior after several hours in the sun.
- Remove coffee stains with lemon juice or vinegar.
There are reasons why it's not recommended to place coffee or other liquids in the dash, and spills are just one of them. And when this occurs in your dash cover, grab some paper towels and blot the stain out; do not rub as this will cause the stain to be absorbed faster by the fabric. Flush the cover with cold water, and apply a solution of lemon juice or vinegar to the stain using the sponge. The stain should come right off.