Seat Leon >> Automatic car washes

The paint is so durable that the car can normally be washed without problems in an automatic car wash. However, the effect on the paint depends to a large extent on the design of the car wash, the brushes used, the filtering of the wash water and the type of detergents and wax solutions used, etc.

After the car has been washed, the brakes could respond later than normal as the brake discs and brake pads will be wet, or even frozen in winter. You must “dry” the brakes by applying the brakes carefully several times 􀂟 page 173, “Braking effect and braking distance”.


Moisture, ice and salt on the brakes may affect braking efficiency. Risk of accident.

    Washing by hand
    Washing the vehicle – First soften the dirt with plenty of water and rinse off. – Clean the vehicle with a soft sponge, a glove or a brush. Start on the roof and work your way down. Use only li ...

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