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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual:  Introduction to the subject

In this chapter you will find information on the following subjects:

⇒ Washing the vehicle 

⇒ Washing with a power washer 

⇒ Cleaning windows and outside mirrors 

⇒ Cleaning and changing the windshield wiper blades 

⇒ Waxing and polishing vehicle paint 

⇒ Caring for and cleaning chrome and aluminum parts 

⇒ Cleaning wheel rims 

⇒ Care of rubber door and window seals 

⇒ Deicing door lock cylinders 

⇒ Cleaning the power sunroof 

⇒ Undercoating 

⇒ Cleaning the engine compartment 

Regular and expert care helps to preserve the value of your vehicle. Such expert care may also be one of the requirements of your New Vehicle Limited Warranty if corrosion repair or repainting is necessary.

Vehicle care products are available from your authorized Volkswagen dealer or Authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

More information:

  • Working in the engine compartment ⇒ Preparations for working in the engine compartment 
  • Interior care and cleaning ⇒ Interior care and cleaning 
  • Parts, accessories, repairs and modifications ⇒ Parts, accessories, repairs and modifications 


Vehicle care products can be dangerous. Improper use can cause accidents, burns, poisoning, or other serious personal injuries.
  • Always store vehicle care products only in original containers that are securely closed.
  • Always read and heed all the instructions and all WARNINGS on the package.
  • To reduce the risk of poisoning, never use empty food or beverage containers that might mislead someone into drinking from them.
  • Always keep vehicle care products out of the reach of children.
  • Always use such products outdoors or in well-ventilated areas, because harmful vapors may be released when these products are used.
  • Never use fuel, turpentine, engine oil, nail polish remover or other volatile fluids for vehicle care. They are poisonous and highly flammable.


Improper care and cleaning of vehicle components can impact the safety features of the vehicle and cause severe injuries.
  • Always clean and maintain vehicle components according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • Only use approved or recommended cleaners.


Vehicle care products containing solvents can damage plastics and other vehicle the materials.

Wash the vehicle only at specifically designated wash locations to prevent water contaminated with oil, grease and fuel from entering the storm drain sewer system. In some areas it is against the law to wash motor vehicles anywhere than other than at specified designated car washing locations.

When buying vehicle care products, try to choose those that are not harmful to the environment.

Never throw out vehicle care products with ordinary household waste. Always read and heed all the instructions and all WARNINGS on the package.
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