Automatic car wash
An automatic car wash may be a quick and easy way to clean the car, but will not reach all the parts of the car that need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Volvo recommends supplementing automatic car washing with hand washing.
Preparations before washing
In an automatic car wash where the car is pulled through the car wash, it is important to switch off functions that prevent the car from rolling freely.
- Secure or remove protruding exterior parts such as retrofitted auxiliary lamps and antennas.
- Make sure that the automatic rain sensor function is deactivated. The windscreen wipers must be switched off the whole time the car is being washed to avoid the risk of damage.
- Deactivate the automatic braking at standstill function using the button on the tunnel console.
- Deactivate the automatic activation of parking brake function via settings in the centre display.
Keep the windows, doors and tailgate closed the whole time the car is being washed.
If the car is equipped with keyless locking and unlocking*:
Take out the key and store it openly in the front part of the car while the car is being washed. This minimises the risk of opening the tailgate unintentionally by pressing a button, or that the key is incorrectly detected outside the car.
The car travels through the automatic car wash.
Keep the seatbelt fastened the whole time the car is being washed.
Press the brake pedal gently for a short time while driving after the brake linings have been exposed to the wetness. This heats the brakes with friction so that they dry more quickly and reduces the risk of corrosion.