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Jeep Liberty Hitch

A Few Tips That Will Help Extend the Lifespan of Your Jeep Liberty Hitch

A Jeep is a lifestyle changer. With its capability of taking you to the great outdoors, it turns even a simple vehicle owner into a weekend off-road adventurer. Of course, your Jeep is able to do that because it is fitted with not only powerful mechanical components but also with add-ons that makes off-roading and towing safer and more convenient. Among such is the Jeep Liberty hitch.

With a hitch, it is easier for you to connect a trailer into your Jeep should you need to transport big luggage like a canoe or kayak. It also accommodates a hitch rack that can carry your mountain bike. That said, don't you think it's just fair that you provide your Jeep's hitch with the kind of maintenance it deserves? Below are some tips on how you can do that:

  • When washing your Jeep, don't overlook the hitch.

During your car wash, make sure that the hitch won't be ignored. With its location, this component can easily get coated with mud and/or road salt and if these elements stay on the hitch, they will surely cause or promote corrosion. Before you know it, your hitch has been slowly eaten up by rust and is no longer as efficient as before in hooking up the trailer into your Jeep.

  • Regularly check your hitch for any sign of damage and corrosion.

After a thorough carwash, it is wise if you will spend some time inspecting the various exterior components of your Jeep especially the ones you don't usually see like the hitch. Check the hitch for surface rust, scratches, pitting, and other types of damage. As soon as you notice any form of damage, deal with it as soon as you can to prevent it from getting worse and more difficult to repair. Scratches can be touched up to cover the exposed metal part of the hitch, and thus prevent rust formation. In case rust was already there, remove it by lightly sanding it before touching up the paint.

  • Lubricate hitch components when necessary.

Consult the manual of your Jeep Liberty and study the setup of your hitch. The manual usually states which component necessitates lubrication and other maintenance requirements and which are almost maintenance free. Most of the time, lubrication is necessary on moving components and on metal-to-metal contacts.

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  • Three Secrets that Will Help Make Your DIY Jeep Liberty Hitch Installation a Walk in the Park

    Jeeps continue to be the ultimate off-road icon. They take their owners like you to places you've never been and negotiate even with the harshest of terrains just to let you experience the fun of being in the great outdoors. They are also fitted with powerful engines that won't die out while you are in the most exciting part of your adventure and will make your ride more practical by giving it the power to haul even heavy cargos. But with the limited space in your Jeep's interior, most owners would rather not bring their large stuff than compromise their riding comfort by putting their luggage in the cabin. That shouldn't be a problem in your part because you can always outfit your ride with a Jeep Liberty hitch that will make it easy for you to tow a trailer.

    If you decide to do the hitch installation all by yourself, keep these tips in mind:

    Tip #1: Have a walk-through of the entire installation process

    The process and length of installation is dependent on the type of trailer you will install and where you want it mounted. Regardless if it's a frame mount or bumper mount, it pays big time if you'll familiarize yourself first with the hitch setup and the entire installation instructions. By so doing, it will be easier for you to determine if you are capable of pulling the task off all by yourself or if you'll just leave it to a pro. If you're doing the task, understanding the process of installation will help you gauge the amount time you should allot for such task and whether you need an assistant or not.

    Tip #2: Pre-assemble the trailer hitch before the installation.

    Having the hitch pre-assembled before your installation can make the process so much faster and easier as all you have to do when the time comes is to connect it to your ride and secure it. By assembling the hitch, you'll know right away if the components and hardware sent to you are complete or not. As you pre-assemble your new Jeep Liberty hitch, however, make it a point to just put the bolts or screws finger-tight. You only need to securely tighten them if you're already securing the hitch to the vehicle.

    Tip #3: Test-fit the pre-assembled hitch onto your Jeep.

    It is also a good idea to test-fit the hitch that you've pre-assembled so you'll know if there's a need for you to drill holes mounting holes or if the pre-drilled ones in Jeep Liberty are enough. In case you still need to drill holes, do it carefully and make sure you wear safety gears to protect yourself from possible injury that can be caused by the power drill and the process of drilling.