Jeeps Are Not Meant to Be Dirty! February 26 2015, 0 Comments
Our Jeeps hold a special place in our hearts. We spend so much time devoted to the care and modifications to our Jeeps I don't understand why anyone would not take the time to show a little loving care for their Jeep.
If you follow me on my many social media sites, you will have
noticed I am a tad annoyed with our road crews, and Old Man Winter. Old Man Winter, at least where I live, has not produced the snow like a Jeep lover would want. The only thing we have received this winter is a slushy, salty brown mess that is coating the undercarriage and body of my Rubicon.
The road crews are spreading salt for the safety of road travel, I get that, it is a necessary evil. But, this over use of salt is getting to the point of ridiculous.
CBS News aired a story on the damage road salt can do to your vehicle. -- CBS News Story -- Road salt is a corrosive chemical. It will rust the undercarriage, body, and frame of any vehicle.
I must be a proactive Jeep owner, and keep the nasty chemical slushie off my Jeep. There are tons of tips on how to keep this salt concoction off your Jeep... but I will break it down into 3 easy tips.
1. Wash your vehicle - at least every two weeks, no matter how cold it is, just make sure you dry it off with a towel.
2. Use a high pressure sprayer and make sure you get the wheel wells and under carriage paying special attention to brake lines and fuel lines.
3. Wax and re-wax! DMV Salt Tips
All I can say is I think Old Man Winter has over stayed his welcome. I have grown tired of the road salt slushies. I am ready for a little topless in the sun therapy, and soon, very soon!
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