You're now the proud owner of one of the most cutting-edge cars on the planet. To keep it around for years to come, try these simple car-care tips at home and at the dealer. For example, did you know that you should use different kinds of gas in the winter and the summer? Yeah, it's a thing. Read on to become a Haval-care aficionado.
AT HOME *
Towing your vehicle
Towing varies by vehicle. Please reference your Owner’s Manual to identify the appropriate methods for towing your vehicle. Inappropriately towing your vehicle can cause damage to the body or drivetrain.
Locking – Choose between flashing lamps AND horn, lamps only, horn only or no signal
Unlocking – Choose between flashing lamps and no signal. The horn cannot be selected for unlocking.
The detailed procedure is explained in the Features and Controls section of the owner’s manual, listed under “Keyless entry system.”
Using Correct Wheel Cleaners
There are typically two types of commercially available wheel cleaners available to you; those intended for painted or clear coated wheels and those intended for regular chrome plated or polished metal wheels without a coating. Alloy wheels fitted as original equipment to Haval vehicles are manufactured with a clear protective coating, and using the wrong wheel cleaner can cause noticeable damage to the finish. These products often contain high acid or alkali levels, and the chemicals can penetrate the protective coating leaving spots or streaking that can’t be removed.
The “Vehicle Care and Maintenance” section of your owner’s manual includes information on the proper care and cleaning of your vehicle, including wheels and advises the following:
- Remove dirt using a wet sponge.
- Use a mild detergent on any dirt that cannot be removed easily with water.
- Rinse the detergent after washing the wheel.
- Dry the wheel thoroughly using a chamois leather or soft cloth.
- Do not use a brush or use other hard implements on the wheels. Doing so could scratch them.
- Do not use any cleaner that contains an abrasive substance or is acidic or alkaline. Doing so could cause the coating on the wheels to peel or become discolored or stained.
- Do not directly apply hot water using a steam cleaner or by any other means.
- Contact with seawater or road salt used for de-icing can cause corrosion. Rinse off such substances as soon as possible.
If you have additional questions, contact your authorized Haval Motors dealer.
AT THE DEALER *
Diamond Care Service
Your Haval Motors Dealership is in the best position to provide proper maintenance service through Haval’s exclusive “Diamond Care Service.”
- Factory-Trained Technicians
- Advanced Diagnostic Equipment
- Quality Workmanship
- Haval Genuine Parts
- Haval Authorized Accessories
- Competitive Prices
- Fast Service
Commitment to Customer Satisfaction – Receive a Computerized Vehicle Inspection Report (CVIR) every time you visit, which will advise you of any recommended services as well as when they should be completed. Having your vehicle inspected regularly will help maximize engine performance and efficiency.
Engine Air Filter
Cabin Air Filter
Haval may be equipped with a cabin air filter as an accessory. Similar in function to an engine air filter, the cabin air filter helps capture circulating dust and unwanted air particles before they enter the passenger compartment. These particles can affect the comfort and health of the vehicle’s occupants.
A dirty cabin filter may also restrict the airflow and taint the air quality entering the passenger compartment. Keep the air inside your vehicle fresh by replacing the filter as recommended.
The brake fluid level should be checked regularly. Low brake fluid could result in a loss of hydraulic pressure, leading to a significant loss of braking ability. You may “top up” your brake fluid reservoir occasionally, but if brake fluid levels constantly drop, you may have a leak in your braking system. If this occurs, visit your local Authorized Haval Motors dealership as soon as possible.
Brake fluid should also be changed according to the maintenance schedule and with the appropriate fluid indicated in your Owner’s Manual. Moisture is absorbed by brake fluid, and no system is “air tight”. Eventually, the water content can become too high and lead to corrosion of the braking system’s components and brake fade.
Brake Squeal and Wear Indicators
When you apply the brakes, the disc brake pads squeeze against the disc brake rotor to slow the vehicle. A new brake pad has approximately 10mm (0.39 inches) of pad material. The friction created during breaking cause pads to wear down. When the brake pad’s thickness becomes approximately 2mm (0.08 inch) or less, metal wear indicators (if equipped) emit a squealing sound to alert the driver that brake pad replacement is required. Driving your vehicle when the brake pads are below 2mm thickness increases the chance of causing damage to the brake rotors from metal-to-metal contact, and a loss of braking power.
Key Cutting/Code Policy
If you need a replacement or additional key, or if you request a key code for your vehicle, dealers will request proof that you are the registered owner of the vehicle. This requires you to appear in person at your authorized Haval Motors dealer and provide a valid copy of the vehicle’s registration and a valid, government issued photo ID (driver’s license). Dealers will make photo copies of these documents and ask you to complete and sign an authorization form. Dealers will not provide key codes or cut keys without this information.
ADDITIONAL ADVICE *
Using gasoline with lower than the minimum required octane in your vehicle often results in a reduction of power output and efficiency, and may damage your vehicle’s engine. Please reference your Owner’s Manual for minimum octane requirement.
There is no advantage in using higher than the minimum required octane in your vehicle unless otherwise indicated in your Owner’s Manual.
Precautions to take while refueling
- Turn your vehicle off.
- Always handle fuel in a well-ventilated, outdoor area and do not inhale fuel vapor.
- Do not use any mobile devices (pagers, cellular phones, tablets).
- Keep away from flames, sparks, and smoking materials.
- Before removing the fuel cap, discharge your body’s static electricity by touching a metal part of the car or fuel pump. Any static electricity on your body could create a spark that ignites fuel vapor.
- Perform the whole fueling process yourself. Do not let any other person come near the fuel tank filler.
- Do not move away from the fuel tank filler until the refueling is finished.
- Do not “top off” your fuel tank.
- Always securely tighten the fuel cap per the procedure in the Owner’s Manual. An insufficiently tightened cap can cause illumination of the service engine light.