Toyota Aygo’s canvas roof – how to clean it

Aygo's canvas roof

If you have a full-length canvas roof fitted to your Toyota Aygo, it’s important to take care when cleaning it. We’ll show you the best way to ensure that the Aygo’s canvas roof remains showroom-fresh for years to come.

To clean the roof of your distinctive hatchback, you will need the following equipment:

  1. A handheld vacuum
  2. A dustpan and brush
  3. A clean sponge
  4. A bucket filled with clean lukewarm water and hand soap

First, ensure your power-operated roof is fully in the closed position and all windows and doors are also closed.

Then begin cleaning by running the handheld vacuum over the canvas section of your Aygo’s roof, to remove any excess dirt or dust.

Use the brush to remove any pieces of remaining dirt.

Wet the sponge in the water and hand soap solution, and clean the roof thoroughly using a circular motion.

Rinse the Aygo’s canvas roof with a hose, or clean and rinse the bucket and re-fill it with clean water and pour the water onto the car.

Dry the vehicle’s bodywork and windows with a chamois or lint-free microfibre cloth.

You should avoid using automated car washes or high pressure handheld jet washers when cleaning Aygo models fitted with the canvas roof.

If you’re interested in buying a Toyota Aygo with the full-length canvas roof, why not check out our Approved Used car locator by clicking here.

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  1. Please why is it that sometimes when I washed my car Toyota Aygo 2008 model with a hand het machine the car refuses to start…what might be the cause of that?

  2. How do you ensure that the roof is protected over time and doesn’t leak/degrade. Is there a Toyota approved product/process?

    1. Hi Steven,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      To maintain the canvas roof of your Aygo, we would recommend regularly cleaning the roof following the instructions in the above blog post.
      You can also ensure that debris such as leaves are removed from the roof and any surrounding crevices.

    1. Hi Jossi, thanks for your comment.

      We wouldn’t recommend that you wash any vehicle in the automated machines. This is because it can be unnecessarily harsh and may damage the vehicle and paintwork.

      Hand washing is always the best way.


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