Whether you want to have a clean vehicle or you plan to sell your car, cleaning the engine of your Toyota Auris is an act of routine service that is not actually well managed, between the fear of damaging electronic elements or not knowing which products to use… In this post, we will accompany you to conduct this act of maintenance with serenity. To achieve this, first, we will find out why it may be important to clean the engine unit of your car, and, in a second step, how to clean the engine unit of your Toyota Auris .


Why clean the engine of your Toyota Auris?

So we start our article by telling you why it may be wise to consider a cleaning of the engine unit block of your Toyota Auris .

The most basic reason for cleaning the engine unit compartment of your car should be regular maintenance. Failing to clean your car will cause dirt and grime to gather and ultimately harm parts of your car. We advise you to carry out this cleaning between 1 and 2 times a year. It can also be interesting to clean your engine before selling your Toyota Auris, however be cautious not to clean it too much, potential buyers might believe that a too clean engine is synonymous with a leaking engine that tries to be hidden by a complete cleaning, better to have a healthy engine unit than a too clean engine.

How to clean the engine unit of your Toyota Auris?

We will now begin the core of the article with the practical section of cleaning the engine unit block of your Toyota Auris . For this, in the first section we will concentrate on the preparation to do on your engine unit to conduct this act in the right way, and in a second time, the instructions to allow you to clean the engine compartment of your Toyota Auris.

To prepare the engine of your Toyota Auris before cleaning it

First step and not the least essential one. Regardless if your car’s engine compartment is meant to be waterproof, cleaning it totally is not advised either as a result of the many electrical elements inside. Therefore, before you clean the engine of your Toyota Auris totally, it is better to protect the electrical elements of your Toyota Auris . Here are the steps to take to protect your car’s engine unit effectively:

  • Disconnect and remove the battery from your Toyota Auris , to accomplish this, do not think twice to consult our article dedicated to this subject if you don’t know how to do this step.
  • Remove the upper motor housing of your Toyota Auris , it’s a plastic cover that can usually be removed by unscrewing a few screws. This will allow you to have an much easier access to the whole engine unit of your car.
  • Protect all electrical elements with plastic film , stretchable for example, this includes the flowmeter (which is found on your air inlet), the alternator, all electrical cables and the fuse box


Cleaning of the engine unit compartment of a Toyota Auris

Now that you have prepared your car for cleaning, all you have to do is start cleaning it, here are the steps to follow to clean the engine unit of your Toyota Auris effectively :

  • Warm up the engine unit of your car for about 5 minutes, this will produce the grease more fluid and facilitate its elimination.
  • Use a strong> engine unit degreaser and spray generously on all visible parts of your Toyota Auris engine unit.
  • Let it work for five to ten minutes.
  • Do not use a high-pressure cleaner, as this may damage components of your engine unit. So use a garden hose and rise with a lot of water.
  • If you are convinced with the end result, you can dry your engine unit with a compressor, if there are traces of grease remaining, you can replicate the operation until it goes away.
  • Last little piece of suggestions, if you want and have the budget, you can apply a layer of motor protection, this will prevent the accumulation of dirt on the engine unit of your Toyota Auris, you will find this sort of product in specialised retailers or in the category of products for boat motors

All you have to do is clean the work area, refit your engine crankcase, reconnect your battery and you’ll be able to get back on the road with a clean engine unit.

If perhaps you have any further questions about the Toyota Auris, do not hesitate to consult our Toyota Auris category.