How to Properly Care for Canopies for Utes

Camping with Canopies for Utes: Handy and Crucial Tips to Follow
Camping with Canopies for Utes: Handy and Crucial Tips to Follow
March 26, 2018
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Canopies for Utes can easily be one of the most important accessories that you invest in for your Ute or 4×4 vehicle. Whether you’re the kind of person who likes to make the most of their free time by exploring the open road with your family, or you need a vehicle that you can rely on for both business and pleasure, a Ute with an aluminium canopy can be the perfect solution.

Of course, if you want your canopy to last for as long as possible, then it’s a good idea to invest a little extra time and effort into strategies for long-term maintenance. Keeping your aluminium caddy in good condition will help you to maintain it’s value, while reducing your risk of having to pay for expensive repairs.

While the most obvious way to care for your canopy is to regularly wash the surface with a gentle detergent, there are other maintenance options you can consider too. For instance:

Maintaining the Moving Parts

Canopies for Utes can come with a range of moving parts, including doors, hinges, windows, and more. These parts are often the things that are most prone to damage. With that in mind, it’s important to do what you can to enhance the longevity of each moving element. Keep the following tips in mind:

  • Hinges should be greased when necessary.
  • Locks must be treated with graphite powder on a regular basis.
  • Do not treat gas struts, just remove dirt from them with a soft piece of material.
  • Clean water drains regularly.

Cleaning Your Canopies for Utes

As mentioned above, cleaning your canopy regularly is one of the easiest ways you can make sure that it continues to look incredible for as long as possible. One of the great things about aluminium canopies is that you don’t have to worry about the water causing any damage. While water can rust steel, and soak into fabric, it doesn’t corrode aluminium, so you can wash your car is often as you like.

Importantly, you should always listen to expert advice when it comes to cleaning your canopy, as a high-pressure washer or the wrong cleaning chemicals could lead to damage on either the surface of the canopy itself, or the brand mark that you choose to have printed onto the side, if you’re driving a company car.

If you’re not sure how to clean your canopy properly, talk to the experts at CVS to make sure that you know what you’re doing, or ask for the help of a professional.

When Using a Removable Canopy

If you pick a removable aluminium canopy for your vehicle, it’s important to know how to care for the accessory when it isn’t on your car. Make sure that you always store your canopy on a level, and flat surface to reduce the risk of warping or cracking and ensure that you never store items on top of the roof, as this could damage the shape over time.

Ideally, you’ll want to keep your canopy in a clean and dry area, and make sure that you put it back on your vehicle as often as possible so you can get the most value out of it.

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