2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual PDF | Page 348

Appearance Care
Interior Cleaning
The vehicle?s interior will continue to look its best if it is
cleaned often. Although not always visible, dust and dirt
can accumulate on the upholstery. Dirt can damage
carpet, fabric, leather, and plastic surfaces. Regular
vacuuming is recommended to remove particles from the
upholstery. It is important to keep the upholstery from
becoming and remaining heavily soiled. Soils should be
removed as quickly as possible. The vehicle?s interior
may experience extremes of heat that could cause stains
to set rapidly.
Lighter colored interiors may require more frequent
cleaning. Use care because newspapers and garments
that transfer color to home furnishings may also transfer
color to the vehicle?s interior.
When cleaning the vehicle?s interior, only use cleaners
speci?cally designed for the surfaces being cleaned.
Permanent damage may result from using cleaners on
surfaces for which they were not intended. Use glass
cleaner only on glass. Remove any accidental over-spray
from other surfaces immediately. To prevent over-spray,
apply cleaner directly to the cleaning cloth.
Notice: Using abrasive cleaners when cleaning
glass surfaces on the vehicle, could scratch
the glass and/or cause damage to the rear window
defogger. When cleaning the glass on the vehicle,
use only a soft cloth and glass cleaner.
Many cleaners contain solvents that may become
concentrated in the vehicle?s breathing space. Before
using cleaners, read and adhere to all safety instructions
on the label. While cleaning the vehicle?s interior,
maintain adequate ventilation by opening the vehicle?s
doors and windows.
Dust may be removed from small buttons and knobs
using a small brush with soft bristles.
Products that remove odors from the vehicle?s upholstery
and clean the vehicle?s glass can be obtained from your
Do not clean the vehicle using:
? A knife or any other sharp object to remove a soil
from any interior surface.
? A stiff brush. It can cause damage to the vehicle?s
interior surfaces.
? Heavy pressure or aggressive rubbing with a
cleaning cloth. Use of heavy pressure can damage
the interior and does not improve the effectiveness
of soil removal.