Toyota Pickup Dash Cover
Maintenance Tips You Can Use for Your Toyota Pickup Dash Cover
The dash cover helps protect the dashboard of the Toyota Pickup from wear and damage, but it too needs a bit of protection now and then. Dash covers can last the lifetime of your truck, but it can also be damaged in just a year; it all depends on how well you care for and maintain it. Here are some tips you can use to maintain the Toyota Pickup dash cover in your truck:
- Vacuum the dash cover on a regular basis.
Vacuuming the dash cover on a regular basis will help get rid of dust and loose particles, but it may not be enough to remove dirt that's deeply embedded onto the fabric. So it pays if you'll scrub the dash cover once in a while using a carpet brush or a brush attachment affixed onto the vacuum. The bristles of the brush should be able to dislodge any particles embedded onto the cover's fabric. Once they're loose, such dirt will be siphoned off by the vacuum.
- For serious stains and molds, use a carpet cleaner.
Your vacuum cleaner will not be able to solve liquid spills and mold on carpet-type dash covers. In cases like this, spray the affected area with a commercial carpet cleaner and blot or rub gently with a colorfast cloth or sponge. Keep in mind that the sooner you treat the stains, the more effective the cleaner will be in removing it. If the stains on the cover are really hard to remove, you may need to use a carpet cleaning machine. Check with your local carpet cleaning service providers if they will accept cleaning of the dash covers.
- Make sure that the cover does not obstruct the vents and air bags.
Dash covers are designed to be mounted around the A/C vents and airbag of your dashboard, so if you notice the cover overlaps these areas, then they're likely to be out of alignment. Check the cover's Velcro fasteners or silicone adhesive and do the necessary adjustments. You can also use a wooden ruler or a similar flat object to push the cover back onto the edge of the windshield.