How to clean the canvas roof on your Toyota Aygo

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 canvas roof of your Aygo remains showroom-fresh for years to come.

To clean the roof, you will need the following equipment: A handheld vacuum, a dustpan brush, a clean sponge, and a bucket filled with clean lukewarm water & hand soap.

Begin by gently 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 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.


  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.

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