The smell of spring is in the air and you know what that means, right?
It's time to get your Jeep ready for hitting the trails and having a blast!
Whether you’ve had your Jeep out over the winter or it sat in the garage waiting for better weather, a good spring cleaning is in order.
It’ll look great and you’ll reduce the progression of corrosion while giving it an ever-important once-over for safety.
Take care of these easy spring cleaning tasks to get your Jeep ready for a season of off-roading fun, including any new mods like adding a Grumper or new Jeep JL fenders and you’ll be headed down the trail in almost no time.
1. Wash the Undercarriage
Every Jeep cleaning and once-over should begin with a good pressure washing of the undercarriage.
The caked-on mud and salt-laden grime from over the winter can hide issues that could turn into big problems if you don’t notice them right away.
With the underside of your Jeep squeaky-clean, you can move on to the next step in your spring cleaning.
Pressure wash under the fenders and if they’re too gunked up, consider a set of off-road fenders with a more streamlined design that collects less mud underneath.
2. Do A Mechanical Check and Spring Maintenance
Now that you can see everything on the underside of your Jeep, pop the hood and do a thorough check in the engine compartment and then underneath looking for damage, worn parts, loose hoses or wires, and anything else that’s not the way it should be.
The last thing you want to deal with on your first ride of the season is a breakdown due to a weakened hose that could have been but didn't get replaced because you never noticed it.
While you’re at it, if there’s maintenance like an oil change or you need to top off your fluids, do it now so you don’t have to worry about it again for a while.
Don’t forget to check your tire pressure, too.
3. Change the Wiper Blades
Icy windshields can really do a job on a set of wiper blades; the good news is that it’s a simple thing to fix.
Just put on a new set of blades so you’re ready for the spring rains or all the water splashing up on your windshield when you go through water.
With new blades and a full washer fluid reservoir, you’ll have a clean windshield without all those streaks from torn blades.
4. Next A Bath and Scrub the Lights
Naturally, as part of your spring cleaning you’ll wash your Jeep JL from its front Grumper and fenders to the rear steel bumper so it looks great and turns some heads when you head down the trails this spring.
A little detail that gets forgotten a lot but really makes a difference is scrubbing the headlights and other lights on your Jeep.
After a winter of dirt, grime, and road salt, it’s going to take more than a few sprays with the pressure washer.
Get in there and scrub your lights by hand and you’ll really notice the difference the next time you need them on at night.
Make Spring Cleaning Your Jeep A Pre-Season Tradition!
Whether you drive a newer Jeep JL or an older Wrangler, that Jeep is your baby and it occasionally needs some special attention.
A spring cleaning and check-up is the perfect way to slow corrosion on your metal parts and get your Jeep purring and ready for the trail.
These simple steps are all it takes to make sure you have a great time when you set off for the first time this spring!