Maintenance - upholstery and carpets

Mats and carpets should be brushed or vacuum cleaned regularly to keep them free of grit. If they are badly stained remove them from the vehicle for scrubbing or sponging and make quite sure they are dry before refitting. Seats and interior trim panels can be kept clean by wiping with a damp cloth and upholstery cleaner. If they do become stained (which can be more apparent on light coloured upholstery) use a little liquid detergent and a soft nail brush to scour the grime out of the grain of the material. Do not forget to keep the headlining clean in the same way as the upholstery. When using liquid cleaners inside the vehicle do not over-wet the surfaces being cleaned. Excessive damp could get into the seams and padded interior causing stains, offensive odours or even rot. If the inside of the vehicle gets wet accidentally it is worthwhile taking some trouble to dry it out properly, particularly where carpets are involved. Do not leave oil or electric heaters inside the vehicle for this purpose.

    See also:

    Towing the vehicle on four wheels
    All vehicles WARNINGS: Switch the ignition on when your vehicle is being towed. The steering lock will engage and the direction indicators and brake lamps will not work if you do not. The brake ...

    Heated seats
    Driver side Passenger side CAUTION: Operating the heated seats with the engine off will drain the battery. The heated seats will operate when the ignition switch is in position II. ...

    Maintenance product specifications and capacities
    1Add the coolant type originally equipped in your vehicle. 2Use of synthetic or synthetic blend motor oil is not mandatory. Engine oil need only meet the requirements of Ford specification ...