Ford F150 Dash Cover
A Few Tips to Help Lengthen the Service Life of Your Ford F150 Dash Cover
The sun is, unquestionably, harsh on your dashboard. Constant exposure to the scorching heat of the sun makes the UV rays suck life out of your dash, leaving it looking dehydrated and dull, or worse, cracked. This is the reason dashboards are usually fitted with a dash cover. This add-on conceals dashboard cracks and scratches while protecting it from further damage. The dash cover also helps reduce glare while driving, therefore minimizing driver fatigue from eyestrain.
With all its benefits, it is but right that you take good care of your Ford F150 dash cover. Here are some ways to help you get more service years out of your existing dash cover:
- Use the appropriate cleaning method for the type of material your dash cover is made of.
Dash covers come in a variety of materials including suede, plastic, carpet, polycarpet, and velour. They are also available in different colors and designs. No matter what type of material, color, and design you choose, you can keep the dash cover looking great by cleaning it often. It is important, however, that you use the cleaning method that's right for the material making up your dash cover. The best way to get rid of crumbs and dust from almost any type of dash cover material is to suck them up using a vacuum. Avoid using chemicals as they can have adverse effects on the dash cover material.
- Spot-clean liquid spills and other dirt that could stain the dash cover.
Stains on the dash cover can be so unsightly, so whenever the unfortunate happens and you spilled some of your coffee or other liquid drink on the dash cover, spot-clean it as soon as you can with warm water to prevent it from staining.
- Avoid parking your truck out in the barking sun or,at least, use a sun shield.
While most dash covers will sure fade over time, you can prevent it from happening soon by also protecting it from the harsh rays of the sun. So as much as possible, avoid leaving your truck under direct sunlight for a couple of hours. If it can't be avoided, at least use a windshield sun shade to prevent sunlight from passing through the windshield and harming the dash and its cover.