GPS navigation systems are pieces of equipment which are designed to help you to travel to your chosen destination. In order to keep them functioning correctly you will need to ensure that they are kept clean at all times. This article provides a simple step by step guide on how to clean your GPS navigation system.
The first thing that you will need to do is to turn the screen off and make sure that it is disconnected from the car lighter. If the navigation system is in a case, or mounted, you will also need to remove both of those features.
Take a soft natural cloth and dampen it slightly with distilled water. The water should be enough to remove most fingerprints and light stains. If you do have more stubborn stains then you can try using special cleaning products that have been formulated for use on electronic LCD screens. Never use chemical cleaning products, standard wet wipes or paper towels to clean your navigation system as they can damage the screen and cause scratches.
Very gently rub the damp cloth over the LCD screen. Repeat this motion until you have removed all signs of oil, dust and dirt. Gently pat the screen dry to prevent streaking from happening. You can then give the rest of the GPS system a wipe down with the cloth and pat dry.
If there are any areas of hard to reach dirt them you can dampen a Q-tip and use it to get to these areas. If you spill something on your GPS then you should make sure that you clean it immediately. You should also clean your GPS every couple of months to prevent the dirt and oil from causing damage to the screen.
You can also protect your GPS system by using a special screen protector which can be bought from some online retailers. You can also keep it in a special case too. Remember to be careful when using the GPS system when you are eating or drinking, and make sure that you have clean fingers when you touch the screen. Good luck!
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