Car care for your Jeep is essential if you want to keep it running, willing and able. Basic maintenance can keep your Jeep humming for decades, and part of that car care routine includes buying the best quality products for the task at hand. Whether that is using the best adhesives and sealants, taking the time to detail your Jeep the right way, or simply using the right cleaning products, taking the time to do regular upkeep and maintenance can keep your Jeep in peak condition. A recent AAA survey stated that only 35 percent of the driving population performs regular car care on their vehicles, and that vehicle owners who do save at least a few hundred dollars a year. The following are some of the best car care tips to keep your Jeep in top condition.
Car Care Includes the Use of Top Quality Adhesives and Sealants
Car Care includes purchasing the best adhesive
you can afford, because lightweight composite materials used in vehicles today tend to use structural adhesives to keep the weight of the vehicle down. Using a low-cost adhesive means that it will not last, and worse yet, could suffer from heat damage, then fail. If you are using the adhesive for decal application, then opt for a high performing sticky such as Phoenix Graphix Slide-on Gel.
Car Care and Detailing
You probably won’t want to hear this, but car care at some point in time will include cleaning and detailing
your Jeep. If you’ve never tried to wash and then detail a Jeep, you are in for a rude awakening. It isn’t the easiest of vehicles to detail. Put the wax on wrong and you’ll get ripples. Worse yet, get sloppy with the wax and end up with stained black trim. Excess wax builds up a nice chalky white in the various nooks and crannies that are part of a Jeep’s charm. The right product for the right task is crucially important. The Meguiar’s M26 Mirror Glaze Yellow is just the ticket. And, if you make a mistake, there are products to correct that, too.
Fluid and Grease Car Care Tips
Part of the car care regimen has got to include a good lube. Good quality lubes, such as the MOPAR line, fall into the right temperature range (which should be at least 300 degrees). Because of the off road use of Jeeps, you will want a moderate viscosity for the grease, because higher viscosity generates too much heat. You’ll also want one that is fairly water resistant.
Car Care Tips for Cleaners and Paints
Car Care for Jeep windows can be tricky depending on the type that you have. If you have a vinyl windows, or soft glass, then you will want to use a product developed just for that, such as the MOPAR soft glass cleaner. Touch up painting is simple with touch-up paint products such as ARB Touch Up Paint Pens, or MOPAR touch up paints.